Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cuckoos at Eagle Creek

Yesterday I birded at Eagle Creek Park mainly looking for migrant warblers and shorebirds. I started my morning at the Marina with a few warblers and tons of Chickadees, Titmice, Nuthatches, and Gnatcatchers. I found more warblers as I headed up the road but there was still not all that much diversity. The highlight of my morning was finding both Black-billed and Yellow-billed Cuckoos within about 15 yards of each other! Not only was I able to observe them for about 15 minutes, they were in positions where I was able to get some nice photographs!

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Black-billed Cuckoo

Black-billed Cuckoo
-Rob

2 comments:

Debbie said...

If I were able, would be a full time bird watcher...great pics. I saw a blue Heron standing in a creek in Washington, and another in Colorado mountains (he was swimming upstream...lol)unfortunately...no camera! Keep up the great work. My big shot was of a backyard peregrine (lucky enough to have it nest in our tree!) Have a pic or two on blog.

Rob Ripma said...

Thanks Debbie! We are working on being full time birders!