Sunday, March 4, 2018

Upcoming trip: 2nd Annual Birdhop

We will meet at Coal Creek Coffee at 8 am this Saturday, March 10, to caffeinate and carpool out to Centennial. We'll do the same route as last year, unless something crazy strikes us, beginning in the Beartree yard, checking out the scene across the street, and then walking behind the tavern through the neighborhood, doing some feeder watching. From there we will drive to the Albany Lodge for breakfast, where we will be able to look out over the deck to see what birds may have returned after another year without the cats around.

Originally billed as a feeder-watching trip to look for rosy finches, last year's trip yielded none of the finches, but we did see a number of others, including evening grosbeak, black-billed magpie, Stellar's jay, mountain and black-capped chickadee, downy woodpecker, Oregon dark-eyed junco, Clark's nutcracker, Canada geese, bald eagle, common raven, horned lark and a couple of unidentified raptors. We hope to see at least a few of all these, along with those rosy finches and others this year.

This is a laid back trip, including a chance to eat breakfast together and chat.
Red-breasted Nuthatch

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