- Here are some things in Vancouver to look out for at this time of the year, care of the Wild Birds Unlimited web site, but keep a safe distance from those mating beavers!
- Project FeederWatch continues, www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw
- Watch for Bald Eagles along the rivers.
- Beaver mating season.
- Rather than search for worms in the frozen soil, large winter flocks of robins will visit fruit trees for food.
- Cedar Waxwings will visit yards in search of fruit, often staying for hours before moving on.
- Juncos will hunt for fallen seed, often before dawn.
- The smaller the bird, the earlier it hunts for food in the winter darkness.
- Listen for Great Horned Owls' "hoot" as they pair up for mating season.
- Now through late March is a difficult time for birds; providing food and an open source of water is important.
- Winter is a great time to look for birds' nests. Admire the craftsmanship, but leave the nest in place.
- Aldo Leopold's (Father of Wildlife Conservation) birthday Jan. 11
- Quadrantid Meteor Shower early in the month. See up to 60 falling meteors per hour!
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Posted by Beespeaker at 1:41 PM