Sunday, November 30, 2014

113014 SNP Edition, Life at Boomer Lake

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Pre- and Post-Black Friday Denizens of Boomer Lake

                                                                Male Bufflehead

                                                                  Male House Finch

                                                             Juvenile Male Cardinal

                                                              Northern Mockingbird

                                                    Cooper's Hawk with Ring-billed Gull

                                             Cooper's Hawk Flies Off with Ring-billed Gull

                                                                Pied-billed Grebe

                                            Male Bufflehead Gaining Momentum for Flight

                                                            Male Northern Cardinal

                                                                  Dark-eyed Junco

                                                                Silent Sentinel 4

                                                               Female Bufflehead

                                                                Male Bufflehead

30's/Partly Cloudy to Sunny/Light and Variable to 20 mph Winds/0800-0930ish

These are photos over the past several days.  The duck population is increasing, and The Northern Reaches is hosting Great Blue Herons who are getting their breeding plumage.  A Black Crowned Night Heron has been seen in the Souther Cove and chances are looking good that we might have a youngster upcoming from there.  We did last year, so let's hope for the best.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Late Fall Pool Party in Retrospect

                                                       Canvasbacks(Male on Right)

                                                                Great Blue Heron

                                                          Canvasbacks(Male in Lead)


                                                                     Ruddy Duck

                                                                 American Coot

                                                                Great Blue Heron

0800-0930/light and variable winds/partly cloudy/31-33 degrees

The ducks are moving in, about two weeks early, which is right on schedule per the water temperature.
Oklahoma has experienced several days of colder than normal temperature due to northern snowstorms ad wind movement over the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.  A number of unnatural avian movements are also expected from the north, and this is a year that I expect a number of unusual species due to
weather patterns.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The North Meets the South, Long May They Fly

                                                             Great Blue Heron in Flight

                                                           Great Blue Heron Fishing

                                               American Goldfinch, Non-Breeding Plumage

                                                                     Pine Siskin

                                                             Northern Mockingbird

                                              American Goldfinch, Non-Breeding Plumage

                                                                   American Crow

                                                                Ring-billed Gull

                                                            Double-crested Cormorants

                                                               Great Blue Heron

0745-0930/46-51 degrees F/Partly Cloudy/Light and Variable Winds

Look what advanced from the northern states--hordes of American Goldfinches, the Pine Siskin,
more Double-crested Cormorants, and the ducks are inbound, as we speak.  There has even been a lone Broad-billed Hummingbird around Stillwater, which is very rare for any hummingbird during this time of year.  Watch and wait.  See what you might discover...

110914 SNP Edition, Life at Boomer Lake

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Week at a Glance

                                                           Red-winged Blackbird

                                                            Canada Goose in Flight

                                                            Great Blue Heron in Flight

                                                                    American Crow

                                                                Belted Kingfisher

                                                         Double-crested Cormorant

Here are some of the fall denizens at Boomer Lake.  Let's welcome them and let them ring in the season with open arms.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Great Horned Owlets

                                                          Two Great Horned Owlets

Saturday, November 1, 2014

                                                           Great Horned Owlet