Sunday, March 8, 2009

March 7

A male Ruddy Duck on Pond 1.

I did not have a lot of time to bird on Saturday, literally just minutes. So I didn't find any new species or even keep track of how many species I saw (too bad, because I heard people were seeing snipe and spotted sandpipers). But I did see my first blue-billed Ruddy Duck of the season. He was even displaying and slapping his chin on the water. Duck love is in the air.

Verdin's nest near visitor's center after 3 weeks of construction.

I also checked on the Verdin's nest and it looks like they've done some more building. I didn't see any Verdin working on the nest.


Carol said...

I love your idea of seeing how many species of bird you can spot in one year. We live near a nature reserve and I doubt we have as many as you have already mentioned :)

Tiffany said...

Thanks, Carol. I've definitely had a lot of fun looking.