End of 2015

By , December 31, 2015 3:08 pm
Scarlet Tanager 9/10/2015

Scarlet Tanager 9/10/2015

Today is New Year’s Eve. I haven’t put out a post in quite some time, so this is a good excuse to put one out.    My memory has this as a mediocre year, but looking at the numbers, it wasn’t so bad.  Still the effects of having broken my ankle in 2013 are still there.   We aren’t doing the bird walks we have done in the past. I also blame Molly, our dog, I simply cannot take photos were walking with her.  Sierra was great that way.  So, I don’t have as many good photos of birds that I encounter while walking the dog.

I cannot blame the weather, it wasn’t bad.   We didn’t have early snow nor did the lake ice up early.  The birds haven’t performed as well as expected, but anyone who does any birding knows that each year is different.   I do wish I could turn back the clock to 2012, I had my best second half birding season.  As anyone knows the second half of the year is harder because the birds are less colorful and the leaves make spotting them difficult.

We did have highlights.  We probably had our best image of a male Scarlet Tanager in post breeding plumage ever.  We also took a fairly good shot of an Oregon Junco, given our equipment. We had a Fall White-crowned Sparrow, something that we missed last year. We didn’t have a Fall Harris’s Sparrow, but one cannot be lucky all the time.

Oregon Junco 10/25/2015

Oregon Junco 10/25/2015

White-crowned and White-throated Sparrows 10/25/15

White-crowned and White-throated Sparrows

One Response to “End of 2015”

  1. Linda says:

    Lovely photos. Thank you so much for sharing, and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada.

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