Saturday, December 17, 2011

Baldie Update

Back in July I stumbled across this nest which had two large, juvenile eagles in residence.  This time with the daylight starting later and ending earlier, I was able to find an adult and then the pair roosting at their nest site first thing in the morning.  I have discovered that the birds relocated from their earlier nest along Route 1 which had been blown down in a storm.

Also plenty of Red-tailed Hawks and a silent high-speed Cooper's Hawk chasing a Grey Squirrel across the road.  The squirrel managed to live to see another day and the hawk vanished as quickly as it had arrived..

Butter Butts

The Myrtle Warblers are plenty this time of year around the trees and thickets on my morning walk to-from work.  They were'nt there in July.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Sharpie near Bath

At last I've found an advantage of Imogen being at Uni!  This long-staying Sharp-tailed Sandpiper at Chew in Somerset was so close it would have been rude to not pop in and see it.  Also a winter plumaged Spotted Sandpiper.