Monday, December 7, 2015
Best of Boomer
Male Northern Shoveler(left)
Canvasbacks(Male in center)
American Robin with Eastern Red Cedar Berry
Great Horned Owl
Buffleheads(Male on right)
Immature White-crowned Sparrow
Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker
0730-1020 hrs./34-50 degrees F/partly cloudy to sunny/light and variable winds
Today was more like a spring day, rather than going into the throes of winter. Bird behavior
was about the same for spring, as well. Besides these beauties, there were also plenty of
Brown-headed Cowbirds, large groups of American Robins, Slate-colored Juncos, and other
birds that are normally making an entrance for the season.
The biggest surprise of the day was a clear shot of the Pileated Woodpecker and a rather respectable shot of an adult Great Horned Owl, who I have been hearing on-and-off. I know that there is
another one in the area. Hopefully, Boomer Lake will host a nest for them, and if I can keep a handle on their whereabouts, maybe I can get photos of the young, too. We'll just have to hope for the best.