As written in the title I have hit a speed-bump in my blogging. Luckily I have finally gotten past the bump, but I am now catching up on my past birding posts. So I am putting my highlight photos from January and late December (out of my patch) in this post.
On December 23rd I did a Christmas Bird Count with Mr. Troy Corman at Tres Rios. Out of the many highlights, I photographed these two awesome birds.
White-throated Sparrow --one of two
On New Years Day I had an awesome morning of birding at Lake Pleasant with Mr. John Kafel. I got three lifers that morning, they were Common Loon, Black Scoter (2), and a White-winged Scoter.
I wonder which one's the White-winged?
Male Black Scoter--note the orange is starting to appear on the bill
Female left, male right
My next amazing day of birding was on the 21st when Mr. Tommy Debardeleben and I joined forces to bird at the world renowned Thrasher Spot as well as the Arlington area and my Patch. Here are some of the photos from the trip.
Bell's Sparrow--note that the maler is darker than its face
Sagebrush Sparrow--note that its maler is the same color as its face
On January 31st I was supposed to lead a birdwalk to the Arlington and Buckeye areas, but due to a possibility of rain that day no one wanted to come. That all changed when I got an E-mail from Mr. Gordon Karre, that he would still like to do the walk, and so would Ms. Susan Fishburn, Ms. Babs Buck, and Ms. Barbara Meding. Once I got this E-mail I was pumped! So on the 31st I went birding with some fun people and had a fun time. Although the lighting wasn't good I was able to snap a couple of decent shots.
You can expect some more old posts in the near future, but hopefully I will be caught up soon.