Saturday, December 20, 2008

Whooo Loves Ya, Baby

I was sitting here chatting with my boss and just casually glanced out the window, and there was a barred owl, sitting on a branch, soaking up the sun, and squinting at the ground below.

The other birds, namely blue jays, nuthatches and chickadees, continued eating at the feeders without a second glance at the owl. Not even the red squirrels seemed to care. Hmm.

After the owl flew off, we started noting all the other birds hanging around: male evening grosbeak, female hairy woodpecker, pine siskins, goldfinches, and the regular blue jays, red- and white-breasted nuthatches, and black-capped chickadees.

Now, if only the cardinal would appear (we did see it yesterday in the middle of the snowstorm).


  1. Nice site! I linked you on my blog. I'm just "down the road" in Keeseville and drive through Newcomb to visit my family in Raquette Lake. I love that drive.

  2. The title of this post must be a subliminal message. I have an amazing urge to shave my head and eat a Tootsie Pop. This confirms that both you and I are at least 40 years old. Gads.

    On a side topic, the potential closure of the DEC Pheasant program is kind of interesting. I wonder if the local predatory animals have become reliant on released birds?

  3. Great blog!

    I live in New York City and work as an Urban Park Ranger. I'm looking for wome naturalist learning opportunities outside of the it short term or long term. Do you have any suggestions? My email is:

    Thank you and best regards,