Feathers on Friday

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A Marsh Wren sketch from last fall,

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:: From Josiah at Birding in Your Backyard: Feathers on Friday

:: From Ethan at Bird Boy: Feathers on Friday

Feathers on Friday

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Birding has been very slow lately, so here’s another sketch from last fall of Common Terns,

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:: From Michael at Life in the Beaver hills: Love in a slough, near Vegreville, Alberta

:: From Josiah at Birds in Your Backyard: Feathers on Friday

:: From Ethan at Bird Boy: Feathers on Friday

:: From Babsje at Great Blue HeronsBlack Bird, Red Boat & Selfie

Feathers on Friday

If you would like to join me for my Feathers on Friday meme, please put the link to your blog post in the comments and I’ll add the link to my post.

A sketch of an Upland Sandpiper I did last fall,

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More Feathers on Friday Posts:

:: From Joshia at Birds in Your Backyard: Feathers on Friday

:: From Babsje at Great Blue HeronPeregrine Falcon & Selfie

Feathers on Friday

If you would like to join me for my Feathers on Friday meme, please put the link to your blog post in the comments and I’ll add the link to my post.

Here is a drawing of a Turkey Vulture I sketched while I was in Ontario last summer,

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More Feathers on Friday Posts:

:: From Josiah at Birds in Your Backyard: Feathers on Friday

:: From Ethan at Bird Boy: Feathers on Friday

Feathers on Friday

If you would like to join me for my Feathers on Friday meme, please put the link to your blog post in the comments and I’ll add the link to my post.

I’m sorry for the late posting. Here is a drawing of a male Black-throated Blue Warbler I sketched while I was in Ontario last summer,

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More Feathers on Friday Posts:

From Josiah at Birds in Your Backyard: Feathers on Friday

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From Babsje at Great Blue Herons: Beautiful Great Blue Herons Beginning Their Nest

2013 in Review

Looking back on the past 12 months, I did a lot of bird-y things in 2013 — helping out with the Edmonton Nature Club’s Young Naturalists’ Corner at the Snow Goose Chase, raising money for Bird Studies Canada and my local naturalist society with the Baillie Birdathonbirding in Central Park, a month-long internship in Ontario helping with fall migration monitoring, working on my Young Birder of the Year projects, and the Alberta Birds Facebook group I started in 2012 is up to 763 members, including lots of great birders and photographers.

A Savannah Sparrow (digiscoped) in June,

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I added 31 new species to my Life List, putting it at 266 species. I was a little disappointed with my Alberta List, since I saw only 137 species compared to 154 last year. For my Year List, I saw 22 mammal species and 210 bird species.

On of my lifers this year — a Harris’s Sparrow that showed up at my feeders this past spring,

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I added a new species to my humble yard list — a Blue Jay which stayed for only a few minutes in October, but I was very excited to see it,

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A Double-crested Cormorant in Central Park in July,

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Feathers on Friday

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A Gray-cheeked Thrush I banded at the Long Point Bird Observatory this summer,

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More Feathers on Friday:

:: From Josiah at Birds in Your Backyard: Feathers on Friday

:: From babsje at Great Blue HeronsPlucky Great Blue Heron’s Happy Ending