A good end to 2015

My park buddy and fellow iNatter, Jeri @naturenut and I had some good bird watching today both at our usual Arcadia Trail Park and a nearby park Ninnie Baird. It was a day that felt more like winter in Fort Worth, over cast, breezy, and in the forties. Maybe the last cold front that brought floods to much of our area also brought in more of the migratory birds. It was fun to see the Fox Sparrow and Red-shoulder Hawk at Ninnie Baird along with so many others. However, there are still not the usual number of species of water birds there. I finally got to get a picture of a Brown Thrasher at Arcadia Trail Park. I have seen some of them in the undergrowth this winter but haven't been able to get a picture until today. As we head into 2016, I also want to express appreciation to Jeri for all she does and has done to promote the wild life and the conditions they need to thrive in Arcadia Trail Park. Jeri, almost single-handedly, has tried to keep the plastic and other litter from clogging up our creek and trails. She has put out feeders for our feathered visitors as well. I have set up Arcadia Trail Park System as a place on iNat. Unfortunately it does not list all the species that were seen before I created it as a place but it is beginning to add up again. However all are included I believe under the observations. Being out in nature was the perfect way to bring this year to an end. And being able to participate with other naturalists, both professional and amateur, here on iNaturalist.org is such a gift.

Publicado por taogirl taogirl, 01 de janeiro de 2016, 05:04 AM

Observações

Fotos / Sons

What

Bútio-Ruivo (Buteo lineatus)

Observador

taogirl

Data

Dezembro 31, 2015

Descrição

Naturenut and I decided to see who might be hanging out at Ninnie Baird Park. Her sharp eyes saw the tail moving on this beautiful hawk.

Fotos / Sons

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Pato-Colhereiro (Spatula clypeata)

Observador

taogirl

Data

Dezembro 31, 2015

Descrição

there were three females and four males

Fotos / Sons

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Pato-Real (Anas platyrhynchos)

Observador

taogirl

Data

Dezembro 31, 2015

Fotos / Sons

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Pardal-Dos-Telhados (Passer domesticus)

Observador

taogirl

Data

Dezembro 31, 2015

Fotos / Sons

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Castor-Americano (Castor canadensis)

Observador

taogirl

Data

Dezembro 31, 2015

Descrição

while we did not see the beaver, there was evidence of its work in several places near the pond

Fotos / Sons

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Mariquita-Coroada (Setophaga coronata)

Observador

taogirl

Data

Dezembro 31, 2015

Fotos / Sons

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Pintassilgo-Americano (Spinus tristis)

Observador

taogirl

Data

Dezembro 31, 2015

Fotos / Sons

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Estrelinha-de-Fogo (Regulus calendula)

Observador

taogirl

Data

Dezembro 31, 2015

Descrição

still waiting for one of these guys this year to sit out on an open branch for more than one second but at least it did show a little of its red head

Fotos / Sons

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Pica-Pau-Felpudo (Dryobates pubescens)

Observador

taogirl

Data

Dezembro 31, 2015

Fotos / Sons

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Junco-Comum (Junco hyemalis)

Observador

taogirl

Data

Dezembro 31, 2015

Fotos / Sons

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Tico-Tico-Raposino (Passerella iliaca)

Observador

taogirl

Data

Dezembro 31, 2015

Fotos / Sons

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Pintarroxo-Caseiro (Haemorhous mexicanus)

Observador

taogirl

Data

Dezembro 31, 2015

Fotos / Sons

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Estrelinha-de-Fogo (Regulus calendula)

Observador

taogirl

Data

Dezembro 31, 2015

Fotos / Sons

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Corruíra-da-Carolina (Thryothorus ludovicianus)

Observador

taogirl

Data

Dezembro 31, 2015

Descrição

sorry it is such a bad picture, overcast day under trees with a fast moving target

Fotos / Sons

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Chapim-da-Carolina (Poecile carolinensis)

Observador

taogirl

Data

Dezembro 31, 2015

Fotos / Sons

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Chingolito (Zonotrichia albicollis)

Observador

taogirl

Data

Dezembro 31, 2015

Fotos / Sons

What

Debulhador (Toxostoma rufum)

Observador

taogirl

Data

Dezembro 31, 2015

Descrição

have seen this bird a few times lately but never where I could get a picture

Comentários

Awe thank you Judith, I love our park and all the beautiful wild life here, it sadden me to think how people treats our park like a dumping ground, our poor wild life if only they could talk? There's not enough people here at the park who cares about our wild life to help clean up the trash I guess it's too overwhelming for them, I know it was too for me at first but every day I started picking up here and there and then taking section at a time it got easier over time but now I can't get down into the creek areas like I used too it's driving me crazy now seeing all the plastic hanging ugh... It looks horrible! I'm afraid it's going look like it did 15 years ago when I first started cleaning the park all trash out! I'm very disappointed in the park & rec for not helping cleaning up the area! Well at least there's you and Teresa who cares enough about our park thank you both for picking up the trash when you can, I appreciate you guys for doing that for me :)

Publicado por naturenut mais de 6 anos antes (Sinalizar)

Looking forward to seeing what you see in 2016! :)

Publicado por sambiology mais de 6 anos antes (Sinalizar)

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