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Bald Eagle – Haliaeetus leucocephalus. Wild Bird Company Bird Walk, Bird of the Day 02.17.18

Bald Eagle – Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bird of the Day. Wild Bird Company Saturday Morning Bird Walk at Left Hand Creek at Nimbus Rd, Pella Crossing Open Space, and McIntosh Reservoir, Boulder, US-CO, February 17, 2018. We Are Wild About Birds!

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February 17, 2018 Bird Walk Count and Newsletter

Photo Gallery: February 17, 2018 Bird Walk

Slide Show: February 17, 2018
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February 17, 2018. Breezy and cool. 20-40°F. 2-30 mph. 17 participants.
We were battling the wind this morning. It let up toward the end of our walk, but we hadn’t seen much so we decided to add McIntosh Lake to our trip. That was a good decision because a fish die-off was gathering all sorts of birds to the lake.

Bird of the Day – Bald Eagle – Haliaeetus leucocephalus – Boulder, CO
Wherever you find fish, including dead fish, you are likely to find bald eagles. It was the dead fish at McIntosh Lake this morning that attracted so many bald eagles. Most of the eagles we saw this morning were immatures of varying ages. It takes four years for a bald eagle to obtain its white head feathers and its head may appear a little smudged for two more years. After that time, its head will have the brilliant white head and tail feathers. There is no mistaking an adult bald eagle. Both sexes are similar and cannot be easily distinguished, however, the females are about 4% larger than males.

Bald Eagle ©Steve Frye
Bald Eagle by Steve Frye

New Hampshire Birding Portal – Local New Hampshire Bird Watching, Bird Feeding and Birding Resources

New Hampshire Birding Portal

Purple Finch – Haemorhous purpureus − New Hampshire State Bird
(click to Purple Finch reference page by Cornell Lab of Ornithology, All About Birds)

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Purple Finch – Haemorhous purpureus − New Hampshire State Bird − Birding in New Hampshire

Wild Bird Company is your friendly resource for New Hampshire birding, backyard bird watching and bird feeding since 1989. We welcome you to our New Hampshire portal for bird watching and backyard birding resources. We are always available to answer questions about New Hampshire wild birds and birds across the US − and to learn about your birding experiences.

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Purple Finch - Haemorhous purpureus

Purple Finches (Haemorhous purpureus) and American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

Need help identifying the birds in your yard, your region or beyond? Visit “All About Birds” from Cornell Lab of Ornithology to help you in your search for New Hampshire wild bird identification, habitat, audio, video and similar species − and for information focused on birds worldwide.

All About Birds, Online Bird Guide (Cornell Lab of Ornothology)

New Hampshire Wild Bird Watching Resources

Audubon New Hampshire
Nature Conservancy − New Hampshire
New Hampshire Bird Sightings − Powered by eBird
New Hampshire Birding Hotspots Near You by BirdWatchingDaily.com
New Hampshire State Parks
Sierra Club − New Hampshire
US National Park Service − New Hampshire
US National Wildlife Refuges – New Hampshire

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Hawaii Birding Portal – Local Hawaii Bird Watching, Bird Feeding and Birding Resources

Hawaii Birding Portal

Hawaiian Goose (Nene) – Branta sandvicensis − Hawaii State Bird
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Hawaiian Goose (Nene) – Branta sandvicensis − Hawaii State Bird − Birding in Hawaii

Wild Bird Company is your friendly resource for Hawaii birding, backyard bird watching and bird feeding since 1989. We welcome you to our Hawaii portal for bird watching and backyard birding resources. We are always available to answer questions about Hawaii wild birds and birds across the US − and to learn about your birding experiences.

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Hawaiian Goose (Nene) - Branta sandvicensis

Hawaiian Goose (Nene) – Branta sandvicensis

Need help identifying the birds in your yard, your region or beyond? Visit “All About Birds” from Cornell Lab of Ornithology to help you in your search for Hawaii wild bird identification, habitat, audio, video and similar species − and for information focused on birds worldwide.

All About Birds, Online Bird Guide (Cornell Lab of Ornothology)

Hawaii Wild Bird Watching Resources

Audubon Hawaii
Hawaii Bird Sightings − Powered by eBird
Hawaii Birding Hotspots Near You by BirdWatchingDaily.com
Hawaii State Parks
Nature Conservancy − Hawaii
Sierra Club − Hawaii
US National Park Service − Hawaii
US National Wildlife Refuges – Hawaii

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Montana Birding Portal – Local Montana Bird Watching, Bird Feeding and Birding Resources

Montana Birding Portal

Western Meadowlark – Sturnella neglecta − Montana State Bird
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Western Meadowlark – Sturnella neglecta − Montana State Bird − Birding in Montana

Wild Bird Company is your friendly resource for Montana birding, backyard bird watching and bird feeding since 1989. We welcome you to our Montana portal for bird watching and backyard birding resources. We are always available to answer questions about Montana wild birds and birds across the US − and to learn about your birding experiences.

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Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

Western Meadowlark – Sturnella neglecta

Need help identifying the birds in your yard, your region or beyond? Visit “All About Birds” from Cornell Lab of Ornithology to help you in your search for Montana wild bird identification, habitat, audio, video and similar species − and for information focused on birds worldwide.

All About Birds, Online Bird Guide (Cornell Lab of Ornothology)

Montana Wild Bird Watching Resources

Audubon Montana
Montana Bird Sightings − Powered by eBird
Montana Birding Hotspots Near You by BirdWatchingDaily.com
Montana State Parks
Nature Conservancy − Montana
Sierra Club − Montana
US National Park Service − Montana
US National Wildlife Refuges – Montana

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South Dakota Birding Portal – Local South Dakota Bird Watching, Bird Feeding and Birding Resources

South Dakota Birding Portal

Ring-Necked Pheasant – Phasianus colchicuss − South Dakota State Bird
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Ring-Necked Pheasant – Phasianus colchicus − South Dakota State Bird − Birding in South Dakota

Wild Bird Company is your friendly resource for South Dakota birding, backyard bird watching and bird feeding since 1989. We welcome you to our South Dakota portal for bird watching and backyard birding resources. We are always available to answer questions about South Dakota wild birds and birds across the US − and to learn about your birding experiences.

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Ring-Necked Pheasant - Phasianus colchicus

Ring-Necked Pheasant – Phasianus colchicus

Need help identifying the birds in your yard, your region or beyond? Visit “All About Birds” from Cornell Lab of Ornithology to help you in your search for South Dakota wild bird identification, habitat, audio, video and similar species − and for information focused on birds worldwide.

All About Birds, Online Bird Guide (Cornell Lab of Ornothology)

South Dakota Wild Bird Watching Resources

Audubon South Dakota
Nature Conservancy − South Dakota
South Dakota Bird Sightings − Powered by eBird
South Dakota Birding Hotspots Near You by BirdWatchingDaily.com
South Dakota State Parks
Sierra Club − South Dakota
US National Park Service − South Dakota
US National Wildlife Refuges – South Dakota

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Wild Bird Company − South Dakota Birding Portal − “We’re Wild About Birds!”

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Utah Birding Portal – Local Utah Bird Watching, Bird Feeding and Birding Resources

Utah Birding Portal

California Gull – Larus californicus − Utah State Bird
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California Gull – Larus californicus − Utah State Bird − Birding in Utah

Wild Bird Company is your friendly resource for Utah birding, backyard bird watching and bird feeding since 1989. We welcome you to our Utah portal for bird watching and backyard birding resources. We are always available to answer questions about Utah wild birds and birds across the US − and to learn about your birding experiences.

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California Gull - Larus californicus

California Gull – Larus californicus

Need help identifying the birds in your yard, your region or beyond? Visit “All About Birds” from Cornell Lab of Ornithology to help you in your search for Utah wild bird identification, habitat, audio, video and similar species − and for information focused on birds worldwide.

All About Birds, Online Bird Guide (Cornell Lab of Ornothology)

Utah Wild Bird Watching Resources

Audubon Utah
Nature Conservancy − Utah
Sierra Club − Utah
US National Park Service − Utah
US National Wildlife Refuges – Utah
Utah Bird Sightings − Powered by eBird
Utah Birding Hotspots Near You by BirdWatchingDaily.com
Utah State Parks

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Turn Your Backyard into an Entertaining Wild Bird Watching & Feeding Sanctuary . . . . for Utah Wild Birds.

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Maine Birding Portal – Local Maine Bird Watching, Bird Feeding and Birding Resources

Maine Birding Portal

Black-Capped Chickadee – Poecile atricapillus − Maine State Bird
(click to Black-Capped Chickadee reference page by Cornell Lab of Ornithology, All About Birds)

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Black-Capped Chickadee – Poecile atricapillus − Maine State Bird − Birding in Maine

Wild Bird Company is your friendly resource for Maine birding, backyard bird watching and bird feeding since 1989. We welcome you to our Maine portal for bird watching and backyard birding resources. We are always available to answer questions about Maine wild birds and birds across the US − and to learn about your birding experiences.

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Black-Capped Chickadee - Poecile atricapillus

Black-Capped Chickadee – Poecile atricapilluss

Need help identifying the birds in your yard, your region or beyond? Visit “All About Birds” from Cornell Lab of Ornithology to help you in your search for Maine wild bird identification, habitat, audio, video and similar species − and for information focused on birds worldwide.

All About Birds, Online Bird Guide (Cornell Lab of Ornothology)

Maine Wild Bird Watching Resources

Audubon Maine
Maine Bird Sightings − Powered by eBird
Maine Birding Hotspots Near You by BirdWatchingDaily.com
Maine State Parks
Nature Conservancy − Maine
Sierra Club − Maine
US National Park Service − Maine
US National Wildlife Refuges − Maine

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Kentucky Birding Portal – Local Kentucky Bird Watching, Bird Feeding and Birding Resources

Kentucky Birding Portal

Northern Cardinal – Cardinalis cardinalis − Kentucky State Bird
(click to Northern Cardinal reference page by Cornell Lab of Ornithology, All About Birds)

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Northern Cardinal – Cardinalis cardinalis − Kentucky State Bird − Birding in Kentucky

Wild Bird Company is your friendly resource for Kentucky birding, backyard bird watching and bird feeding since 1989. We welcome you to our Kentucky portal for bird watching and backyard birding resources. We are always available to answer questions about Kentucky wild birds and birds across the US − and to learn about your birding experiences.

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Northern Cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis

Northern Cardinal – Cardinalis cardinalis

Need help identifying the birds in your yard, your region or beyond? Visit “All About Birds” from Cornell Lab of Ornithology to help you in your search for Kentucky wild bird identification, habitat, audio, video and similar species − and for information focused on birds worldwide.

All About Birds, Online Bird Guide (Cornell Lab of Ornothology)

Kentucky Wild Bird Watching Resources

Audubon Kentucky
Kentucky Bird Sightings − Powered by eBird
Kentucky Birding Hotspots Near You by BirdWatchingDaily.com
Kentucky State Parks
Nature Conservancy − Kentucky
Sierra Club − Kentucky
US National Park Service − Kentucky
US National Wildlife Refuges – Kentucky

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Wild Bird Company − Kentucky Birding Portal − “We’re Wild About Birds!”

Turn Your Backyard into an Entertaining Wild Bird Watching & Feeding Sanctuary . . . . for Kentucky Wild Birds.

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Northern Shoveler – Anas clypeata. Wild Bird Company Bird Walk, Bird of the Day 02.10.18

Northern Shoveler – Anas clypeata

Bird of the Day. Wild Bird Company Saturday Morning Bird Walk at University of Colorado Campus–Confluence Ponds and Skunk Creek, Boulder, US-CO, February 10, 2018. We Are Wild About Birds!

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February 10, 2018 Bird Walk Count and Newsletter

Photo Gallery: February 10, 2018 Bird Walk

Slide Show: February 10, 2018
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February 10, 2018. Snowing! 15°F. 0-4 mph. 4 + 2 + 2 participants.
When it’s snowing out, like this morning, your best bet is to head for the ponds. Waterfowl are the easiest birds to find and watch in such conditions. Most of the little birds are hiding, they will come out again when it turns to flurries or clears up. We added a couple of birders to our walk that we met out in the snow and some of the images on the slide show are from regular Saturday Birders, the Rutherfords, who took advantage of the weather to go find some raptors out near Longmont.

Bird of the Day – Northern Shoveler – Anas clypeata – Boulder, CO
Like many other male ducks, the male Northern Shoveler has a gaudy color display everywhere you look. Their wings, their feet, their eyes and head, their sides, everywhere they have color, and to top it all off is that oversized long and wide black bill. Quite a collection! Females are more subtly colored in browns, but still with that preposterous bill. Watch my video on the link below to see the Northern Shovelers swirling behavior as they try to bring food up from the bottom of the pond by creating a vortex.

Northern Shoveler ©Esther Brady
Northern Shoveler by Esther Brady

Nebraska Birding Portal – Local Nebraska Bird Watching, Bird Feeding and Birding Resources

Nebraska Birding Portal

Western Meadowlark – Sturnella neglecta − Nebraska State Bird
(click to Western Meadowlark reference page by Cornell Lab of Ornithology, All About Birds)

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Western Meadowlark – Sturnella neglecta – Sialia sialis − Nebraska State Bird − Birding in Nebraska

Wild Bird Company is your friendly resource for Nebraska birding, backyard bird watching and bird feeding since 1989. We welcome you to our Nebraska portal for bird watching and backyard birding resources. We are always available to answer questions about Nebraska wild birds and birds across the US − and to learn about your birding experiences.

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Identify Your Nebraska Wild Birds

Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta

Western Meadowlark – Sturnella neglecta

Need help identifying the birds in your yard, your region or beyond? Visit “All About Birds” from Cornell Lab of Ornithology to help you in your search for Nebraska wild bird identification, habitat, audio, video and similar species − and for information focused on birds worldwide.

All About Birds, Online Bird Guide (Cornell Lab of Ornothology)

Nebraska Wild Bird Watching Resources

Audubon Nebraska
Nature Conservancy − Nebraska
Nebraska Bird Sightings − Powered by eBird
Nebraska Birding Hotspots Near You by BirdWatchingDaily.com
Nebraska State Parks
Sierra Club − Nebraska
US National Park Service − Nebraska
US National Wildlife Refuges – Nebraska

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Wild Bird Company − Nebraska Birding Portal − “We’re Wild About Birds!”

Turn Your Backyard into an Entertaining Wild Bird Watching & Feeding Sanctuary . . . . for Nebraska Wild Birds.

Expert birding advice for Nebraska birding, bird watching, feeding, and attracting various species of wild birds to your backyard.

1.844.442.1322 (toll free) or 303.442.1322

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