Monday, February 23, 2009

January 2009 birding pics

We started the new year with an Audubon outing to Black Hand gorge. It was a rather cold day, but the sun was shining brightly and a hardy group of birders showed up for the excursion.

Mike Flynn led the field trip. I had never been to Black Hand Gorge before and I found it to be a lovely place to stroll.

The path cuts through some interesting rock and runs along a peaceful river.

There are quarry pits throughout the area.

I don't remember all of the species we saw, but brown creeper comes to mind as one of the more interesting birds to spot.

This will be a nice place to visit in the spring.

Slime mold icecicles.

Later in the month we got together with some audubon friends to do some birding down at Deer Creek reservoir.

After a fun afternoon we had a nice meal at the lodge.

You can probably tell we had a good time.

Cheers to good company and good birding!

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