Well, It's been about two years since I last posted. I unfortunately had completely forgotten this account even existed until I was reading up on Ken's birding adventures and realized "Hey! I have an account to this thing!" So, I have decided to start writing again with little adventures I have here and there, cool birds I see, or just any ramblings that I might have! Sometimes naturalist nerds just need an outlet right?
I have a short contract with CWS until the end of March now, and I am so excited to be based out of the St. Clair Unit. There are SO many awesome birds in this area that I really had never known existed here. I'll be there during peak spring migration, which at the moment..is more exciting than Christmas to me.
|Northern Harrier. Photo by: Tianna Burke|
|Tundra Swans (Photo by: Tianna Burke)|
|Tundras up close (Photo By: Tianna Burke)|
The last little exciting bit is a little guy who's been hiding out in the trees at my house. It has taken me a few days to FINALLY be able to identify him. When I originally saw it perched in my tree, I believe my excitement startled it to fly away, the second time was a fast dive bomb by...and the third was the charm. It was a beautiful Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) (Although feel free to correct me if I am wrong!). I unfortunately hadn't been able to get a good shot of it due to all the branches that were in the way, but it's eyes, were SO mesmerizing yet almost creepy! I just couldn't look away. And it's rusty barred breast was just stunning. I really hope that it becomes a frequent visitor to our backyard!
That's all for now!