Finally a respectable day birding

By , April 6, 2013 10:57 pm
Eastern Meadowlark

Eastern Meadowlark 4/6/2013

Yesterday we took a side trip on the way to our normal Friday food shopping. We saw a few birds, in particular we saw a Meadowlark that we could not fully identify.  We decided to take a short trip this afternoon on our local back roads in the hope that we would be lucky enough to find the Meadowlark and determine what is was: Eastern or Western.   We were lucky. We saw 2 Meadowlarks on the same road and we saw them well enough to give them a name: Eastern Meadowlark.  Our photo isn’t very good, we weren’t as close as we would like but it does fully show the head clearly enough to identify it.

After that is was a fantastic, if short birding trip.  We saw hundreds of Robins, and they were making a lot of noise.  I don’t know if I have every seen so many Robins at once. We were on the same roads yesterday and we didn’t see that much at all.  It is amazing how different one day can be from another. We saw a few Horned Larks but not as many as before. I guess the many we saw a few weeks ago are moving North.  We saw Killdeer, they aren’t a bird we get a home so we need to catch them were they live.  We saw our first Eastern Phoebe of the year.  I wasn’t expecting them yet since there aren’t that many flies out yet.   We saw on Bald Eagle on County Rd 1, not all that uncommon but still fun to see one.  One the way back home on a road we travel almost every day we saw 2 Trumpeter Swans, 2 Sandhill Cranes and a few Canada Geese.  All birds we would expect to see on open water, but we don’t have any open water yet.

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Cranes

Trumpeter Swans

Trumpeter Swans

Canada Geese

Canada Geese

One Response to “Finally a respectable day birding”

  1. Shawnne says:

    I must add that it was raining today, not hard, but this could have helped bring in the Spring birds. I was blown away by the Robins and the Eastern Meadowlarks. Then, when we turned onto our road, we had the Swans, Geese, and Cranes waiting for us! I love Spring!

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