Monday, January 1, 2018

2017 Birding Journal Observations - November / December

Bluebirds beware of watchful raptors in Winter
The outdoor conditions for most of November and December were warmer and drier than usual. Usually November is a wet month, but we hardly saw a trace, and the rain predictions for December brought some early relief, before slowly tapering back to dry conditions.

My observations started with a BIG great-horned owl on November 2, and this bird was in flight. It made an appearance out of one tall treelike, flew across a large field at dusk, and then made an acrobatic move to land on a perch limb on another tall tree on opposite treeline. Rare sighting!

The first flock of goldfinches flitted through my yard on November 26, visiting a $3 bell-shaped seed feeder that I was testing out for the first time. Well worth the investment! Ha ha ha.

Other sightings include dove, cardinal, blue jay, tufted titmouse, Carolina chickadee, downy woodpecker, red-bellied woodpecker, white-berated nuthatch, chipping sparrow, Carolina wren, bluebird, white-throated sparrow, great blue heron and Canada goose.

To view my latest birding journal observations click on September / October 2017.

To view past Birding Journal Observations for Nov. / Dec. click on  2016 -2015 2014 - 2013- 2012 - 2011 - 2010 

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