A mixed flock occurs when members of different species feed or live together. This behavior usually is more prevalent outside the breeding season. For example, Leonard and I often see warblers, chickadees, nuthatches, kinglets and/or woodpeckers feeding or moving together … Continue reading
Although we have thousands of greater white-fronted geese (Anser albifrons) wintering near our home in Big Valley CA (Modoc County), I do not recall ever seeing one at Baum Lake (Shasta County CA) before. This lone greater white-fronted goose was … Continue reading
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“There are more tundra swans this winter than ever before!” Often this winter Leonard and I commented to each other that there were exceptionally large numbers of tundra swans (Cygnus columbianus) in the area – more than either of us … Continue reading
The greater white-fronted geese (Anser albifrons) will shortly be leaving our area if they are to arrive in their Arctic breeding grounds by the end of April or early May. This winter, and last winter, amid the large flocks of … Continue reading
There really is not much to say about this picture. The bald eagle (Haliasetus leucocephalus) was sitting on a telelphone pole near our house (Modoc County CA) eating a greater white fronted goose (Anser albifrons). The eagle had no intention … Continue reading