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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Counting Day

Today was my monthly counting day at Lake Murray.  I saw some new types of birds today.

One bird I saw was a canvasback.  I think it's been years since I've seen one there.

I saw this hummingbird acting very different than all the Anna's hummingbirds in the area.  Instead of singing and fighting, she basically scolded everyone and chirped aggressively.  I thought maybe it was a Costa's as they are seen from time to time in the area, so I took a photo to make sure.  But, when I got home, I noticed that the undersides were a pale orange.  I think it's a calliope hummingbird, but it's a little too big.  It's possibly a Allen's or rufous hummingbird.

Here are the last of the gadwalls this year.

Coot fight!

Pepper ran up to me as soon as I called him and posed for his picture.

Quacker was standing on an overturned boat at the dock, but was nowhere to be seen later on.

I found 15 vultures all around where I last saw Spoonface (Bossy).  I think they just like that spot and weren't there because anything was dead.

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