Saturday, November 14, 2009

November Bird Walk Report

A beautiful wintery morning greeted eight of us this morning for the monthly Avimor Bird Walk. A couple of inches of snow had fallen during the night and the sun was shining. The white coating of snow brought a sense of peace and tranquilty that was very enjoyable. We observed 11 species total. Most surprising were the enormous quantities of Dark-eyed Juncos (Oregon race)...they were everywhere frolicking in the snow! A flock Pine Siskins was also an unexpected treat. We had a few great views of Ruby-crowned Kinglets, a cooperative Red-tailed Hawk, and cute Black-capped Chickadees.

Below are just a few of the amazing photos taken by Avimor Bird Walk guest, John Perry of Eagle, ID:

Black-capped Chickadee along Spring Valley Creek Trail

Hawthorne Berries and Snow
Grove of Trees along Spring Valley Creek Trail where the Juncos abounded.
Magpie and Mule Deer (look closely)
Fall foliage with a winter backdrop

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