Jan 05 2012

Speaking of Calendars…

Published by at 7:30 am under Migration

This week we threw away our old 2011 calendars and hung up new ones for 2012.

Here’s a calendar that’s good every year.

Chuck Tague published a bird migration slideshow for southwestern Pennsylvania on his Nature Observer website last April showing birds on the move every month of the year.

If you’re surprised that birds migrate in January, think back to the birds you saw last weekend when the weather was unseasonably warm.  Are you seeing a different mix of birds now that we’ve had snow and bitter cold?  I am.  (Did your siskins arrive yet?  Mine didn’t.)

Even if you saw Chuck’s calendar last April, now’s a good time for review.  Click on the image to watch the slideshow.

I should put his migrating birds on my appointment calendar so I don’t miss them!

(cover slide from Chuck Tague‘s Migration Calendar slideshow.  Click on the image to see the slideshow)

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5 Responses to “Speaking of Calendars…”

  1. Kathyon 05 Jan 2012 at 8:18 am

    Truly enjoyed the slide show!

  2. Gintarason 05 Jan 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Best ever film-documentary about birds I’ve seen so far: Winged Migration (Le Peuple migrateur) !!!:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks_nLiTSvb4

    No special effects, but incredible filming techniques were used for this film.

    Better to watch on HD – either Blue Ray or to download HD video.
    I’ve enjoyed so much watching this .MKV video on 42″ LCD – simply WONDERFUL!!!!
    WHAT A VIEWS OF BIRDS AND A NATURE!!!!

  3. Gintarason 05 Jan 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Before Christmas, I’ve taken this photo @ Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refugee:

    http://g1.img-dpreview.com/1CC30650A45548A09484B07A7D62326E.jpg

    and, a RTH gliding:

    http://g1.img-dpreview.com/FF26A421058B4C8EBEF1B9CBF459F38E.jpg

  4. Kate St. Johnon 05 Jan 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Interesting red-tail. Looks like he’s missing a primary feather on his left weing.

  5. Gintarason 08 Jan 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Not missing, just on that pic, prolly wind blowing…I’ve looked other pics and feathers are fine

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