Journal archives for March 2023

March 18, 2023

Tags for photos

Below is an explanation of the tags that I occasionally add to my observations:

Video = I have at least one video that depicts the same individual at the same time/place recorded in the observation

Interesting = The observation includes some feature of interest (e.g. odd behavior, interspecific interaction, unusual color form, cool vocalization, etc.)

Best = This is one of my nicer-looking photos for the taxon depicted in the observation

Microlife = small aquatic inverts (rotifers, protists, cladocerans, etc.)

Posted on March 18, 2023 02:59 PM by little_blue_heron little_blue_heron | 0 comments | Leave a comment

March 26, 2023

Northern Flicker Hybrid Collection

Posted on March 26, 2023 08:23 PM by little_blue_heron little_blue_heron | 0 comments | Leave a comment

List of Prince George Backyard Birds - 11 Aug 2018

Usually I am lucky if I see 5 bird species after sitting for an hour in the yard, but for some reason on 11 Aug 2018 around noon the yard was full an overwhelming number of birds of all types - there were warblers in the garden, robins and flickers on the lawn at our feet, tanagers, juncos, sparrows, and finches on the telephone wires, flycatchers on the fences and woodpeckers of various types on the telephone poles, and many of them were making noises. It was difficult to know where to look!

I had never seen so many kinds of birds in one spot before, and there has never been anywhere near that number and variety in the yard since then. I wonder whether it might have resulted from some kind of bizarre weather pattern, or maybe the smoke from the forest fires? I seem to remember that it was rainy that week and it had finally cleared up that day.

My grandpa and I sat and watched the birds for about an hour, and I tried to photograph as many of them as possible. All of the birds listed below were seen during that time while sitting in the same spot (except for the mysterious flycatcher and sparrow, which were seen just down the street as we were walking to the yard).

Hairy Woodpecker:
Yellow Warbler:
Tennessee Warbler:
Yellow-rumped Warbler:
Warbling Vireo:
Western Tanager:
Northern Flicker (many color varieties):
American Robin:
House Sparrow:
Dark-eyed Junco:
Black-capped Chickadee:
House Finch (?):
Flycatcher sp.:
Sparrow sp.:

Others (may be included in the list above):

Downy/Hairy woodpecker:
Whatever this is:
Whatever these are:

Posted on March 26, 2023 08:45 PM by little_blue_heron little_blue_heron | 0 comments | Leave a comment