19 December 2009

Birding @ Sycamore Hill


I took my first bird watching opportunity at the new farm this morning. The land was simply spectacular with the light snow falling and sticking to the cedars and trees that line the creek flowing at the end of the pasture (the image above is from a previous trip on the day of our first snow).

I was sure, with the property being surrounded with wildlife habitat, there would be no issue with seeing a wide variety of birds once we moved. Here is a recollection of the birds Wingman and I saw this morning:

Blue Jay
Cardinals
Crows
Hairy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Great Blue Heron
2 Brown Creepers
Black Capped Chickadees
Juncos
Tufted Titmice
2 Mourning Doves
and a partridge in a pear tree

Wingman thought he heard a pheasant too. There were also a number of deer in the field next to the house. I am so anxious to get out there. We uncover new and exciting things every time we go there.....in fact I found a pitchfork in the barn today. Seriously, that makes me very happy because there is a lot of straw to clean out of the barn.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

snow kept the birds in cover..don't forget the kestrel on King Road. I think that is a left handed pitch fork based on the wear pattern in the tines.
Can't wait for the concert from the barn!

Wingman

hoosier reborn said...

oh yeah, the Kestral. I think you should upload the list to the birdwatcher guru.

How coincidental that it is a left handed pitchfork...