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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Tundra Swan (redux) from Jan. 2012

These photos of Tundra Swan taken Jan. 2012 at Watson Lake - Prescott, Az. It was also very cold!  The Swans viewed today were out in the middle of Willow Lake, heads down, sleeping. No current photos.


1st Bird Walk Jan. 2013

It was a cold but sunny 20 deg. F. when our group started the First Bird Walk of 2013 at Willow Lake - Prescott, Az.  It was so cold that the ink in our pens froze and my gloved fingers were so cold I could hardly navigate my iPhone to properly list all the bird sightings. Birds sighted were:
Accipiters: Cooper's Hawk, Northern Harrier, Juv. Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestral  
Sparrows: White-crowned, Savannah, House,Lincoln, Song. White-breasted Nuthatch, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Spotted Towhee. 
Ducks: Bufflehead, Common Merganser, Pintail
Tundra Swans, Canadian Geese, Double-crested Cormorant

                                                                  White-breasted Nuthatch
                                                               Juv. Bald Eagle

                                                Not very close but it is a Northern Harrier

Male Ladder-backed Woodpecker 

At the end of our bird walk I was particularly happy to view and take a picture of a Ladder-backed Woodpecker.  I now look forward to weekly bird walks in the future when the weather is a bit warmer :)   Happy Birding!