Tag Archives: Birding Thursday

Bird Banding Time

It has been a whirlwind of a week! But lets take it one step at a time, ok? I headed out to Riverside last weekend to partake in one of my favorite activities ever: BIRD BANDING!   Can you tell … Continue reading

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In A Flash

Thanks to my kind brother (Thanks CRAIG!!!), he has let me borrow his Cannon Rebel for the summer while I am up here in the Santa Cruz Mountains. I can’t thank him enough, because I’m getting some AWESOME photos of … Continue reading

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Birding Thursday: White-tailed Kite

Birding Thursday: White-tailed Kite (ofbirdsandb.wordpress.com) This is quite possibly the raptor species that got me interested in raptors in the first place. In 2008 I was volunteering with the Sea and Sage Audubon Society to monitor nesting White-tailed Kites and … Continue reading

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Weekend Time

This weekend sure did go by fast! Well, I haven’t done much but kind of sulk around (don’t even ask, I’ve basically been a drama queen lately. LOL), but did eventually get my butt out of the door to do … Continue reading

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Birding Thursday: The Sandhill Crane

Birding Thursday: The Sandhill Crane I got a request from my faithful reader Sarah to do a BT on a migratory bird, so I couldn’t help but choose one of my favorites: The Sandhill Crane! (Source) I have had the … Continue reading

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Birding Thursday: Bald Eagle Calls

Birding Thursday: Bald Eagle Calls I want to clarify something for all of you. Because it is such a huge pet peeve for me that every time it happens, I want to throw something at the TV. Listen carefully to … Continue reading

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Birding Thursday: The Ostrich

Birding Thursday: The Ostrich I had a request a while back to feature the world’s largest and heaviest bird, the ostrich (Struthio camelus). (Source) I have had the pleasure of seeing these HUGE birds at the San Diego Wild Animal … Continue reading

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Birding Thursday: Snail Kite

Birding Thursday: Snail Kite This bird was the focus of my first ever field job. It’s almost like he photo-bombed my picture! Anyhow, this my friends, is the Snail Kite. Probably one of the most unique birds I have worked … Continue reading

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Birding Thursday: Northern Harrier

Birding Thursday: Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) (Source) Hands down, one of my favorite hawks.  Ok, I’m a bigger fan of falcons like the Merlin and American Kestrel, but that will be for another Birding Thursday. So for now, the Marsh … Continue reading

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Birding Thursday: Grass Green Tanager

Birding Thursday: Grass Green Tanager The first time I saw this bird I thought he was absolutely gorgeous. And then, he bit me. And it really hurt. Like, drew blood hurt. They have very very sharp and strong beaks.  And … Continue reading

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