Sunday, February 3, 2013

Big January 2013 Day 2

1. AMKE-kab American Kestrel 1-2-2013 Lakeside Park

Day two of Big January found me at Lakeside Park in Tucson. Not only is it a town park, it is also an eBird Hotspot. You never know what will show up here. But today there were just the usual suspects. However, since this was a new year with a new list, I needed the usual suspects!

2. Say's Phoebe-kab So I added a Say’s Phoebe…


3. Bronzed cowbird-kab …as well as a Bronzed cowbird!


4. brewer's blackbird-kab I found a few Brewer’s Blackbirds…


5. brown-headed cowbirds-kab …as well as Brown-headed Cowbirds!

As you can see, it was a sparkling blue winter’s day. I also found great-tailed grackles and red-winged blackbirds. Lakeside Park is a great place to go for blackbirds. I got every species there except yellow-headed blackbirds. This was just a short birding trip close to my house. I really needed to get ready for tomorrow when Chris Rohrer and I are heading for Whitewater Draw Cochise County. Tomorrow will be a very long day!

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  1. Great sightings, Kathie! I am enjoying reading both yours and Chris's Big January reports! Happy Birding!

  2. Great shots, Kathie. I am so envious! Only Chickadees here. Outside everything looks gray and brown. I am sure you remember.

    1. Hilke, I sure do! So sorry! You have my sympathy!

  3. Wonderful, loved the first shot of the kestrel, brilliant picture!

    1. Denise, when you can find them, Kestrels always make such a pretty picture!


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