Saturday, February 21, 2009

Winter birds are leaving, spring birds arriving

Today, after competing in the regional MATHCOUNTS competition, I had
some time to do some birding. Some of the first Turkey Vultures of
the season were slowly drifting by the house. I headed up to a small
field just up the road from my house, and found a Fox Sparrow in a
brushy area, along with several juncos and house finches. As I
continued along the field, I found a majestic-looking immature
Cooper's Hawk on top of a dead tree.

Several large Snow Geese flocks have been flying over, some groups
number in the thousands. Red-winged Blackbirds are also on the move.

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