Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Mid February and All Is Quiet
Not much to report on the County Year. Big flock of pinyon jays today, 80+ near, Murphy and Fairway. Small flock of western bluebirds yesterday at the high school. Pair of merlins giving chase to each other over Brosterhous. Juncos, house finches, bushtits, scrub jays and pygmy nuthatches the regulars at the feeder. Cooper's hawk tried to take out a quail in the yard, but the quail survived by slipping between the wire around the chicken coop. Mass of feathers, but the bird was still breathing. Missed the Harris' sparrow the other day along the First Street Rapids trail. Kind of in a hum-drum period, but keeping my eyes open.