Not sure what is going on, but my yard is rocking... In addition to the dozen Horned Larks that have been in my yard for a few days, there were 50+ Goldfinches, 30+ Tree Sparrows, 30+ House Finches, Starlings, Song Sparrow, a dozen Mourning Doves and one Coopers who made one pass, missed and hasnt been back..
Photo opportunities are not great with snow, cloudy skys and blowing snow, but I managed a couple... looking forward to seeing what comes by in Migration...
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Two days ago I finally had a Horned Lark show up in my feeder... pouncing along the ground, eating the thistle and seeds that were blowing across the snow... two days later, he invited all his friends.. I had a flock of a dozen larks and a few snow buntings that hung around the feeders all day. Song Sparrow visited as well as the ton of Goldfinches, Tree Sparrows, House Finches and Juncos... There also has been a large group of Mourning Doves the last week that visit the yard and sit on the wood structure I made behind the feeder.... Hoping the Snow Buntings come back today.... Didn't get a good picture of them...click on photo to enlarge. *** Disclaimer*** Feeders were filled after the one photo... these birds are big eaters..
Posted by Paul Poronto at 10:01 AM
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
This winter is killing me... looking forward to the spring... I had my first Horned Lark in the feeders a couple of minutes ago.. he didn't stay long and I barely got the doorwall open and snapped a quick pic before he bolted... wonder what took him so long.... there are a million of them around my home...
Posted by Paul Poronto at 5:45 PM
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Worked in Port Huron today. On the way there took a short cut and came across a light morph Rough-Legged Hawk at Werderman and New Haven Rd... I also got an opportunity to shoot a pic of a Horned Lark and Tree Sparrow that were munching on some seed on top of the newly fallen snow.... Very Sunny day... almost didnt look like 8 degrees.. Scoped the St. Clair River in Port Huron.. One White winged Scoter, Red Breasted Mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks, Buffleheads and Common Goldeneyes... click on photos to enlarge
Posted by Paul Poronto at 2:57 PM