Squirl's Nest

Saturday, March 11, 2006

I'm going to be traveling tomorrow to go for some training. Not sure how much blogging ability I'll have. I'll will do what I can.

Went for another ride together. It's getting to be close enough to springtime that some birds are passing through and some are here for breeding purposes. I was extremely excited to see about 9 or 10 Sandhill Cranes fly in for a landing. I couldn't get any good pictures so please check the links.

Then I saw quite a few Bufflehead swimming. I also saw a pair of Osprey flying. And I saw a couple of wild turkeys. Those I got a picture of.

Turkey1
Turkey2

So, everybody enjoy the rest of your weekend. I'll get around to see you as I can.

21 comments

Anonymous lawbrat said...

Such nice pictures! I went to the nature center here and got some nice pictures i'll be posting soon. I love being out in the woods.

Sat Mar 11, 09:04:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Lawbrat! I want to see your pictures, too.

Sat Mar 11, 09:52:00 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Wow..those're cool. I love wild birds..even the ugly ones are beautiful.

Sat Mar 11, 10:00:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Jim, yeah, I love the turkeys. Their heads are kinda ugly, but their feather have a bronze-like sheen in the light. They're just cool.

Sat Mar 11, 10:05:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

birds, bleck!

Sun Mar 12, 10:04:00 AM  
Blogger Nina said...

Oh I love birds . . . it is spring in Colorado so we have snow. March, April, and May are when we get the most snow down here at the base of the foothills. So the birds are hiding, and I can't say I blame them. Thanks for sharing your pictures Squirl.

Sun Mar 12, 10:05:00 AM  
Blogger August95 said...

I saw these in your flickr account and thought they rocked then and now lol. Great pictures... big birds :)

Sun Mar 12, 11:21:00 AM  
Blogger Ern said...

OMG! Sandhill cranes and buffleheads and osprey are like three of my favorite birds. (I think I have at least 25 or 30 favorites, though.)

Sun Mar 12, 12:57:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Hope your traveling went well. Your ride sounds as if it wa wonderful. I have been thinking about cranes ever since I saw the PBS special on training the younsters to fly south to Florida for the winter. If you saw cranes, does that mean that winter is finally over? I hope!

Sun Mar 12, 01:52:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Mr B, I'm sorry, I know about your aversion to birds. But these are not caged birds that will attack you in your home, really!

Nina, you're welcome. Well it's been raining and yesterday was sunny and into the 60s. Now we're supposed to get snow this week. But spring is definitely on the way.

August, thanks, yes are very big.

Ern, tee hee. I know what you mean. This was probably one of the best viewings I've ever had of the sandhill cranes, too.

Nick, the second flight was a little bumpy, but not bad. I made it to the hotel okay, taxi ride and all. :-)
I sure hope that winter is over. Not my favorite season but it does lead to spring. :-)

Sun Mar 12, 03:13:00 PM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

Happy to see you made it ok! Sweet shots!

Sun Mar 12, 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous lawbrat said...

I'm putting my pics up now. It'll take a few to get the post done, but some turned out so well. There is one that is my favorite. Hunter pointed out this...bush? without leaves, and the branches were all different colors. I've never seen anything like it, and hoped that it would turn out. IT DID!!
The pictures of 2 deer? Didnt turn out so well. :-(

Sun Mar 12, 05:42:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Glad you made it there OK. You better blog, brat. I demand it!

Sun Mar 12, 10:53:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Hi, Chia, thank you!

Lawbrat, I have to come over and check them out. :-)

Bucky, thanks. And yes, I will I promise. But it's too late tonight. I will tomorrow, with pictures.

Sun Mar 12, 11:16:00 PM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

For the record, I have to go out to lunch sans Squirl. I'm even going to Barnes and Nobles. Worst day ever. I'm going to have to yell at traffic ALL BY MYSELF now.

Insert Bridget Jones moment here.

Big Gay D and I were both mourning your departure earlier today. You are missed. Just thought you might like to know :P.

Mon Mar 13, 10:08:00 AM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Did someone say "Wild Turkey"? Why, thank you!! Don't mind if I do. *heh*

Mon Mar 13, 06:39:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Chia, that's so sweet. I miss you guys too. Sorry you to ALL BY MYSELF all by yourself. And I missed a trip to B&N. That just ain't right.

Eclectic, grab a glass, dear. :-)

Mon Mar 13, 09:24:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

It's tomorrow.

*looking at watch*

*tapping foot*

Mon Mar 13, 09:41:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Hi, Bucky, now it's the day after tomorrow...

Tue Mar 14, 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

I saw a whole bunch of 'new' birds on Friday. It felt like spring, since one of them was a tree full of robins!

Of course, then we got all of this snow....

... must be confusing for the birds.

Tue Mar 14, 10:37:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Danielle, I've seen robins come back early and have to weather nasty storms. Hope they're all okay.

Tue Mar 14, 12:56:00 PM  

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