Saturday, March 24, 2007

Random Gleanings from the BirdSphere #9

Introduction: A daily (or as often as I can find time to compile it) feature that highlights recent entries from North American bird blogs listed in my blogroll; also see here.

Featured Blog of the Day:
Bur Oak – “A biologist living on the edge of the Canadian Shield, in the shade of a Bur Oak, at the side of a lake, on the cusp of graduating . . .,” by Michael on the edge of the Canadian Shield (online since October 2005)
Featured Entry of the Day (excerpt):
More Urban Waterfowl, Barrow’s Goldeneye

We made a little visit to northern California over the holidays. This pair [Note: original photograph accompanies the article] of Barrow’s Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) was one of the many unanticipated species we stumbled across on an afternoon when Christmas shopping was on the agenda. This attractive pair was in the company of many Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) and Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata), all swimming in the man-made Shoreline Lake at Shoreline Park in Mountain View. [click here to read more, as originally posted by Michael on January 17, 2007]
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