The snow is mostly gone. Migrating birds are mostly back. It is a noisy place around here and I find myself scrambling to identify birds by call. Why do the need for a refresher course every year? And did you know that Steller’s Jays sometimes mimic Red-tailed Hawks?
I’m especially fond of raptors, even though I struggle with identification. Seeing two Golden Eagles hang out on BLM land (where I have camped) and these two Red-tailed Hawks together is a special treat.
Next month, the game camera goes up and I’ll hope to add bear and who-knows-what-else to the list. 45 species this time around.
Golden Mantled Squirrel
Red-Winged Black Bird
Great Blue Heron
Red Shafted Flicker
Black Capped Chickadee
Dark-Eyed Junco (and its many varieties)
Ringed Turtle Dove
Great Horned Owl
Western Screech Owl