Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Scenes from Weekend Workshop

[Adult Red-shouldered Hawk at Turkey Point Sunday, a real treat for the workshop.]

CMBO's Winter Raptor Workshop enjoyed relatively mild (for February) but windy weather. Highlights included 4 Short-eared Owls hunting at Jake's Landing at 5:30 p.m. Saturday; something like 15 Bald Eagles of various ages at Turkey Point and environs; a responsive Eastern Screech-Owl, also at Turkey Point; and the birds pictured here.

[Mingling with the commoners: some of the 23 Eastern Meadowlarks which fraternized with European Starlings at Cape Island Preserve Monday.]

[HOW windy was it at Forsythe Monday? 40 mph! This Northern Pintail attempts to feed.]

[Forsythe's Canvasvback flock was a bit closer today. I clicked 190 in the west pool!!]

[Canvasbacks in flight: very fast, direct and graceful.]

[Northern Harrier sings a swan song on the workshop, Monday at Forsythe NWR.]

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