Saturday, February 13, 2010

Indigo Buntings

Did a little birding in the Alva area after work this morning. The weather was cold and windy today, but the rain was over. Found several Indigo Buntings at the feeders in town. Several are already molting into their deep blue plumage. A few American Goldfinches were present and three Painted Buntings as well. Several White-winged and Mourning Doves were working the ground under the feeders. Drove over Caloosahatce Regional Park, but only found a Common Yellowthroat and a Red-bellied Woodpecker. Found several American Kestrals on the wires and heard an Eastern Meadowlark too.

My biggest surprise was a camel. In a pasture along North River Road between Alva and the park I noticed the camel right up next to the road. It shared the pasture with several horses and a black llama. Had to stop for a photo.

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