Sunday, April 12, 2015

A birding update...

So far this year I've added three new birds to my bird list: a snow goose, a brown creeper, and a great horned owl.


Can you believe it? A pair of great horned owls have been nesting at the Salt Lake City Cemetery for the past six years. They are incredible birds. And I finally spotted one!! I'm closing in on my 150th bird...maybe this summer.

Happy Birding!


P.S.  Here's a picture of the little brown creeper:


7 comments:

  1. Oh the owl is beautiful. Congrats. Neat. So hard to see owls: it's terrific that you did.

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    1. I was really excited...seeing an owl has been on my wishlist for a couple of years now.

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  2. What a wonderful contrast of large and small birds. Glad you got to see both.

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    1. Thanks. It was a really good birding day. :)

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  3. These are absolutely amazing! Wonderful photographs and what a miracle to capture these gorgeous animals in the wild!!
    The brown creeper does not seem creepy at all, quite cute acutally. Or do I misunderstand the word creeper? :-)

    Kind regards,

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    1. Creeper is related to "creepy", you got it right. I don't know why they call these little birds that. Maybe because of the way they run up the trunks of trees, but they dart up, they don't creep. So, I think they've been misnamed. :)

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  4. Such a great day! I only wish we had been able to get good photos of these birds. The owl really hid in the tree, and those little creepers move pretty fast.

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