Wednesday, December 23, 2009

New Store Bird!

We recorded our 71st bird species at Eagle Optics on Monday, a Red-bellied Woodpecker!  OK, so it's not that uncommon of a bird and I’m surprised it took one this long to find our feeders. During the winter months, our parking lot is filled with Dark-eyed Juncos and House Sparrows. By May, Chipping Sparrows are the most numerous birds coming to our feeders. Considering we’re in a business park, I think we’ve been pretty fortunate to spot some pretty interesting birds over the years, including Peregrine Falcon, Scarlet Tanager, Grasshopper Sparrow, and Northern Shrike.  You never know what's going to show up!

Mike McDowell
Eagle Optics Staff


  1. Don't forget about that Whooping Crane!

  2. Not countable!


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