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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Two Different Review List Birds in One Picture

A light rain and the fog set in as I set out this morning heading to Oilfield Miller Road where Paul Conover made a fantastic find of a Lark Bunting and a Green-Tailed Towhee. I had thoughts of turning around, heading home and trying another day due to the weather but decided against it.

I arrived at Oilfield Miller Road, parked my truck on the side of the road and waited. Just as I stopped there was movement to the north side of the road past the ditch. Several Coyotes sped by appearing to be in pursuit of something although I didn't see what it was.

Sparrows were gathered on the road in front of my truck. What kind were they? I reached for my binoculars and discovered I left them at home. I thought to myself, "Perhaps I should have stayed home?". I quickly looked in my back seat for my camera. At least I hadn't forgot it.

While watching for the Lark Bunting and Green-Tailed Towhee some White-Crowned Sparrows moved in. Hopefully this was a good sign of things to come.

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All of a sudden there were two birds on the ground on the north side of the road. I shook my head in disbelief and had to pinch myself to believe what I thought I saw was really what I saw. What started out as a not-so-good day all of a sudden became an INCREDIBLE DAY! The Green-Tailed Towhee and the Lark Bunting were on the north side of the road sitting on the ground mere inches apart. I was glad I had my camera because this would be hard for anyone to believe.

Both hung around for a few mintues and posed for pictures. The Green-Tailed Towhee is one striking bird.

The Lark Bunting got a bit nervous and flew up in a bush nearby. It was spectacular to see! Great finds Paul and thanks for sharing and posting to labird.

On the way home a discerning Red-Tailed Hawk was perched in a tree watching out for a meal.

I considered heading to the casino but changed my mind.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Yellow-Headed Blackbird

Miller Oil Field Road did not produce the Lark Bunting or GT Towhee from noon to 4 PM today. As a consolation there were five Yellow-Headed Blackbirds on the north side of Miller Oil Field Road about 1/2 way between Turf Grass Road and Oilfield Road hanging around the cows feeding on hay.

It is still hard to believe that a blackbird exists with a yellow head.

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Where's Waldo?

These guys are quite easy to pick out aren't they?

A little closer. Left-click to enlarge.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Goldfinches Gone Wild

Where are the Goldfinches? They were everywhere in my back yard today in SW LA, Sulphur. There were approximately eighty American Goldfinches.

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A lot of American Goldfinches can crowd on a few limbs.

They were squabbling at the thistle sock feeder filled with year-old thistle..

They were sitting on top of the feeder.

They were sitting at the feeder. This is the 'Feeder Bully'. No other American Goldfinches would come near him.

They were feeding on the ground. Pictured is but a portion of the large group. It is hard to believe it or not there are twenty American Goldfinches in this little group.

They are indeed some pretty birds.

An Eastern Bluebird flew up to see what all the ruckous was about.