Sleepy Owls, Hoodies and Dogs On Skateboards

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December has been a slow birding month for me so far. I’ve been reading the local eBird lists and noticed that birders have noticed that the species lists have dropped down to 10-20 species per outing.

One reason I prefer fishing to birding is that I’ve never been “skunked” while birding.

There have been many times that I’ve gone fishing and didn’t even get a bite but I always see at least some birds. The other day I caught a Barred Owl napping in a tree.

I must admit that I was disappointed that it wouldn’t open his eyes. I realized that the eyes of an owl are what give it that mystical appearance.

One thing I enjoy about winter birding is seeing the return of winter ducks like the Hooded Merganser.

This dog on a skateboard stopped me in my tracks. It wasn’t just standing on the skateboard but actually propelled itself by using one of its feet.I wish that I had the chance to make a video!

 

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Larry Nichols

Larry Nichols

Married, I am not a casual weekend birder,-still learning-still making mistakes. I am not a writer or photographer but enjoy blogging about my outdoor adventures. I am currently using a Canon PowerShot SX50 HS camera, Meopta Meostar 8x42 binoculars, and a vortex spotting scope. The Name Brownstone Birding Blog comes from the fact that I in which Portland has been known for its brownstone quarries for many years. Much of the brownstone used for older buildings in New York came from the town of Portland.

Larry Nichols

Larry Nichols

Married, I am not a casual weekend birder,-still learning-still making mistakes. I am not a writer or photographer but enjoy blogging about my outdoor adventures. I am currently using a Canon PowerShot SX50 HS camera, Meopta Meostar 8x42 binoculars, and a vortex spotting scope. The Name Brownstone Birding Blog comes from the fact that I in which Portland has been known for its brownstone quarries for many years. Much of the brownstone used for older buildings in New York came from the town of Portland.

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