Tag Archives: Koll Center Wetlands

Killdeer

I was excited earlier this spring to read and view pictures from a few local bloggers I enjoy of Killdeer and their young at Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge.  Since I don’t seem to get up to Ridgefield more than once or twice a … Continue reading

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Heron Pose

I’d never come across a Great Blue Heron drying their wings in this pose before. It gave the bird sort of a comical appearance and certainly caught my eye. The pose reminded me a bit of when my daughter was … Continue reading

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My Favorite Branch

I’ve talked about this spot before.  It’s just across the street from where I work and I often stop here for a few minutes either before, during lunch or after work to see who might be hanging around.   This spot is … Continue reading

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Waiting Out The Rain

This perch across the street from my office is a favorite spot for many birds.    I usually swing by it in the morning right before I go to work and again at lunch for a few minutes.  If no one … Continue reading

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Duckling For Dinner (or breakfast, or lunch)

There are a pair of Bald Eagles that have been hanging around  the Koll Center Wetlands across the street from my office for a month or two.  They like to perch in the largest fir tree overlooking the area. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Fear of Flycatchers

One of my birding goals this year is to learn to reliably ID a flycatcher or two. How do you become good at ID’ing species you generally only see a few months out of the year?   I think I’ve developed a … Continue reading

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Cute Kid Department

I think even the Canada Geese and Goslings are ready for some sun, although they look pretty happy snuggling. These Mallard ducklings are pretty adorable, too.

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Spotted Sandpiper

This beauty was foraging around the mud flats at Koll Center Wetlands a week or so ago. This time of year when the water is lower than normal, I am also struck by the variety of junk seen in the … Continue reading

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Western Wood-Pewee

After chatting with a friend at work last week who pulled out his iphone and showed me the cool Sibley’s app for birds he uses (thanks, Paul!), I bought it and have been fun playing with it. I came across … Continue reading

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They Eat Dead Things

A colleague I’m very fond of said to me a few weeks ago, “You know, after working with you the last ten years, I’m really starting to like birds.  But there is one bird I just can’t stand and its right … Continue reading

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