Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:35 AM
Latest lifers: Snow Bunting, Snowy Owl, Olive-backed Pipit, Island Scrub-Jay, Craveri's Murrelet, Northern Gannet, Tufted Puffin, Pacific Wren
Trip reports: Colorado 6/2014, Costa Rica 3/2014, SE AZ rarities 2/2014, Texas 12/2013, Central CA 8/2013, Arizona 6/2013, Midwest 5/2013, Hawaii 2/2013, Florida 9-10/2012, Monterey 8/2012, Salton Sea 7/2012, SE AZ 6/2012, Chicago 5/2012, Arizona 3/12, Arizona 12/11, Chicago 9/2011, Monterey 8/11, Arizona 12/10
Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:51 AM
Life list: 375
Year list: 361
"I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It's not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone."- Robin Williams
Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:54 AM
New Birder January 1, 2013
Life list: 339
Most recent lifers: Ferruginous Hawk, Nelson's Sparrow, Mute Swan, Common Goldeneye, Black Scoter, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Olive-backed Pipet, Northern Parula, Tennessee Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Vesper Sparrow, Craveri's Murrelet, Ashy Storm-Petral, Grasshopper Sparrow, Willow Flycatcher, Barn Owl, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Sabine's Gull, Scripp's Murrelet, Rhinoceros Auklet, Black Storm-Petral, MacGillivray's Warbler, Black-chinned Sparrow, Gull-billed Tern, Calliope Hummingbird, Red Knot, Violet-green Swallow, Short-billed Dowitcher, Mountain Quail, Summer Tanager, Dusky Flycatcher, Baltimore Oriole, Sage Thrasher, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Western Screech Owl, Cassin's Vireo, Northern Waterthrush, Rusty Blackbird, Tricolored Blackbird, Burrowing Owl, Prairie Falcon, White-winged Scoter, Herring Gull, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Hermit Warbler, Lewis's Woodpecker, Plumbeous Vireo
-- DONE! My first goal is met: get 100 birds in the first week of January (and I'm over count and still have two days to go). My approach was not to go after the easy birds, but the harder ones and pick up the easier ones along the way. So meeting this goal without really birding the easy spots is encouraging. I might feel different in August.
-- DONE! My goal for the next week (through the 15th) is to get my count up somewhere around 160. That shouldn't be too hard I don't think as I am missing a number of pretty easy species because I've been concentrating on local rarities. I am, however, taking a trip to the grasslands on Sunday hoping to get a new raptor or two and Mountain Bluebird.
-- DONE! With (yeah!) days to go! My goal for this week (through the 22nd of Jan) is to get my numbers up to around 170. I'd like to hit 175. We'll see. (I was 9 birds over... horray!)
-- 1/2 DONE This week's goal will be to get my life list to 300 and my seen list up to 195. Did not get my life list to 300. Didn't leave the county this week.
-- Finally completed last week's goal.
-- DONE! This weeks goal (to Feb 14) is to get to 206 seen birds, including at least one owl (heard or seen for owl), and add at least one life bird.
This year's goal: Get life list to 400, see 365 different birds this year, and travel to at least three other states. The last part is the hardest for me.
Seen/heard: 312 (one is under discussion)
To go: 53
My new Blog: http://thisskysings.wordpress.com/
Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:15 AM
Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:24 AM
Folks , look at IMG 1219 of Kats pictures.. Is this a golden eagle ?
Red-tailed Hawk there.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:32 AM
Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:12 PM
Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:19 PM
Edit: That's in reply to E and C's question, not the Harrier!
Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:20 PM
Yes, adult female harrier...you can see the owlish face and streaky chest
And white rump in the last picture.
ABA list: 461 Latest- Ancient Murrelet
Yearlist: 432 Latest- White-headed Woodpecker
Yard List- 110 Latest: Clay-colored Sparrow and Rock Wren
My flickr: http://www.flickr.co...s/89595711@N08/
I may live in San Diego County, but my home and heart will always be in Missouri.
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