Photos and Haiku for 01 December 2022

Here’s a Roadrunner
Seen first time in my county
These photos from Bosque

A Greater Roadrunner (GRRO) was reported seen in my county for the first time on Thanksgiving Day. It took multiple visits to the area, but it has now been seen by me and two other birders.  Unfortunately, no photos yet. It is impossible to see once it crosses the road and disappears into the dense vegetation. These photos were taken in Bosque del Apache NWR in New Mexico.

Photos and Haiku for 29 November 2022

Rare in Durango

Nests on Canada’s tundra

Near Threatened status

I photographed this Harris’s Sparrow in my yard on Saturday. Pretty cool to have a rare bird for La Plata County show up in my yard.   It briefly showed again today. I am hoping that it will stick around., but the bigger birds (Corvids) chase it away from a feeder when it lands. The population of this bird is on the decline, and it would be good if I could help it make it through the winter.

Photos and Haiku for 18 November 2022

Here’s a Cackling Goose

Note size, neck, bill, white collar

Not Canada Goose

Well, we think it is a Cackling Goose.  Much smaller than Canada Goose, also a thicker shorter neck, smaller bill and a white collar at the base of the black neck.  We posted it on eBird and will see if the experts agree.