He’s Back!

2″ new snow since daybreak & still coming down. My platform feeder wasn’t getting any visitors & presumed it was due to snow cover. Went out, brushed it off & refilled with black-oil sunflower seeds &, still, no visitors. Scanned the area trees & found the culprit. The Sharp-shinned Hawk is back, perched about 15′ up, 30 yards away. 

Even the Black-capped Chickadees are being wary today! Giving their alert calls, but not making many flights in for seeds. Wonder if the Sharpy was successful at taking one of their buddies recently? Anyway, the hawk has patience, may stick around for an hour or more. No House Finches, American Goldfinches or Juncos in sight.

Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot 

Re: Article about birding gulls at Ada County Landfill featuring RL

Paul Plante    RL Rowland article.  I think the initials for RL Rowland should stand for real lucky (Idaho birders, that is) to have him as a great mentor for all  of us.  He continues to preach the gospel of birding to everyone.  Thank you RL for enhancing my personal birding experience over the years!

On Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 01:25:20 PM MST, Jason Talbot via groups.io <jason.talbot1@…> wrote:
Hello,
Here’s a fun birding article by Mathew Miller about birding for gulls at the Ada County Landfill featuring RL Rowland.
I told RL that I wanted his autograph while I could still afford it. Haha! He’s been a great birding mentor to me!
Regards,
Jason Talbot

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