Friday, April 24, 2009

Last Minute Updates

Turkey VultureTurkey Vulture
This morning was a great day to walk. I took extra time to get to school. Every few feet something new would come out and beg me to identify it. I can't say that I knew all of them at first. I had time to photograph some of them and could tell by the picture what they were. I saw my first Turkey Vultures in the area. They were very photogenic. The first Myrtle's Warblers of the season were in the trees near the school. I got to see a mixed flock of Chipping Sparrows and a few Brewer's Sparrows. It was fun to add a few more species to the possible list for the Plover Festival that starts today. All totaled I have seen just in town and my walk 27 species today. I will see what I can add after the tours tonight. Hope to see you there.

What am I?Now for a birding quiz. What is the bird in this photo? I will look forward to your knowledgeable answers.


  1. This looks to be a Sage Thrasher. Some streaking on the breast, the dull gray/brown coloring and the bill shape and size. Hope this helps.

  2. Thanks for the response. I have others to inquire about. It is fun to have extra eyes and expertise.

  3. I agree. I've seen Sage Thrashers at other locations over the last few days.