Monthly Archives: June 2011

Thursday Birds – Friday Butterflies

A pretty good day with the Thursday Birder group starting off at the Isleta marsh and then to Riverside Park in Los Lunas, where we saw a pretty good variety of birds.  Overall, though, the day was pretty quiet and … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice at Tingley Ponds

Here it is the longest day of the year already, perfect for a morning at Tingley Ponds in search of dragonflies and damselflies, but with entertainment provided by some good birds too.  Got a little crazy with the camera today, … Continue reading

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Santa Fe Butterfly Hunt

Last Friday (6/17), Rebecca invited me along on an all-day search for butterflies on the road up to the Santa Fe Ski Area and on to Los Alamos and its Pajarito Ski Area and Camp May; the latter highlighted in … Continue reading

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Baby Bird Update

On Monday (June 13), I posted a picture of the Black-chinned Hummingbird nest I’ve been watching at the Rio Grande Nature Center since May 22…got another picture yesterday, where you can see that indeed both those tic-tac sized eggs hatched … Continue reading

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Chick Check

Yesterday, I did a quick round of bird nests to see what progress may have happened since my trip to Illinois.  First up was the Black-chinned Hummingbird nest at the Rio Grande Nature Center that had two eggs back on … Continue reading

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Return from the Nature Retreat

Visited my friend, Terri, in way southern Illinois the first week of June on a wonderful vacation.  Terri manages the War Bluff Wildlife Sanctuary there for the Illinois Audubon Society, and it is just a remarkably biologically diverse 500 acres … Continue reading

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Catching Up

Looks like it’s been awhile since my last post, so it’s time for a little catching up.  The main reason for not having posted anything lately was my being out of town visiting a friend last week that will be … Continue reading

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