Recent Changes for "The Bird and I" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/The_Bird_and_IRecent Changes of the page "The Bird and I" on Davis Wiki.en-us The Bird and Ihttp://daviswiki.org/The_Bird_and_I2013-12-02 20:59:52StevenDaubertRed Tailed Hawks &amp; Blackbirds - Now with links! <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Bird and I<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Red-tailed Hawks command the highest perches of the summer in Davis. But on close inspection, some of them turn out to be something else. The reddish color of the Red-tail will have migrated up to the shoulder of this other large hawk. Its tail will not be red, but boldly banded black and white, as are the back and wings. This is the Red-shouldered Hawk. It perches on the wires, for example, on ["County Road 101a" F-Street Extension], between the poles commanded by the Red-tails. Both species are resident here year-round.<br> + <br> + Davis is good for blackbirds. Year-round we have two red-shouldered blackbirds (The Red-winged and the rarer Tri-color), and we see groups of the iridescent, yellow-eyed Brewer's Blackbird, with an occasional Brown-headed Cowbird mixed in. At the height of summer we have Brewer's big brother, the Great-tailed Grackle visiting the ["North Area Pond"] for a few weeks. And late in the spring we have the bright Yellow-headed Blackbird nesting in the ["Davis Wetlands"].</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Bird and Ihttp://daviswiki.org/The_Bird_and_I2013-11-30 16:29:59LoisRichtercorrecting typo even-&gt;ever <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Bird and I<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * 2013 March 10: We just went on the monthly (second Saturday) [http://www.yolobasin.org/events.cfm#PublicTours YBWA tour], which was led by volunteer docents Rob Floerke and Ken Ealing -- and it was WONDERFUL! I've been on many a beginning birding tour, but this was the best eve<span>n</span>. Their information was clear, their stories were great. No "script-reading" for these men! Whatever was seen or found was immediately explained clearly. When that little girl came up with a duck skeleton (feathered wings still attached), I was amazed at the info that fountained out. I'd happily go on a tour with either Rob or Ken again. Hmmmm... maybe we will! See you at the next second Saturday? --["Users/LoisRichter" Lois Richter] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * 2013 March 10: We just went on the monthly (second Saturday) [http://www.yolobasin.org/events.cfm#PublicTours YBWA tour], which was led by volunteer docents Rob Floerke and Ken Ealing -- and it was WONDERFUL! I've been on many a beginning birding tour, but this was the best eve<span>r</span>. Their information was clear, their stories were great. No "script-reading" for these men! Whatever was seen or found was immediately explained clearly. When that little girl came up with a duck skeleton (feathered wings still attached), I was amazed at the info that fountained out. I'd happily go on a tour with either Rob or Ken again. Hmmmm... maybe we will! See you at the next second Saturday? --["Users/LoisRichter" Lois Richter] </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Bird and Ihttp://daviswiki.org/The_Bird_and_I2013-03-13 14:40:25LoisRichteradded another event <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Bird and I<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> - -- For current info about<span>&nbsp;both</span> the above tours, see the Yolo Basin Foundation's list of [http://www.yolobasin.org/events.cfm#PublicTours Public Birding Tours]. </td> <td> <span>+ * [http://www.yolobasin.org/flywaynights.cfm Flyway Nights Lecture Series] inside the YBWA HQ, the first Thursday each month (Dec</span>-<span>Apr) at 7:00 pm. Topics generally feature local issues relating to wetlands and/or avian species, ethnobotany, fish passage, or local history.<br> +</span> -- For current info about the above tours, see the Yolo Basin Foundation's list of [http://www.yolobasin.org/events.cfm#PublicTours Public Birding Tours]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Bird and Ihttp://daviswiki.org/The_Bird_and_I2013-03-13 14:36:02PeteBcorrected friend of west pond link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Bird and I<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * West Davis Pond is also toured monthly. The ["Friends_of_West_Pond" Friends of West Pond] and the [http://www.yoloaudubon.org/ Yolo Audubon Society] co-sponsor a birding walk on the first Wenzday of each month at 9am. Start at the Gazebo at the west end of Isle Royale Lane to join Ralph Hunter and Gene Trapp for a two-hour birding and botanizing walk along easily accessible level paved paths. Check for current info at the ["Friends<span>_of_West_</span>Pond" Friends of West Pond] page. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * West Davis Pond is also toured monthly. The ["Friends_of_West_Pond" Friends of West Pond] and the [http://www.yoloaudubon.org/ Yolo Audubon Society] co-sponsor a birding walk on the first Wenzday of each month at 9am. Start at the Gazebo at the west end of Isle Royale Lane to join Ralph Hunter and Gene Trapp for a two-hour birding and botanizing walk along easily accessible level paved paths. Check for current info at the ["Friends<span>&nbsp;of West </span>Pond" Friends of West Pond] page. </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Bird and Ihttp://daviswiki.org/The_Bird_and_I2013-03-13 14:34:08LoisRichter <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Bird and I<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(SnowyEgretOnLog.jpg, thumbnail, "Snowy Egret has yellow feet, photo by Lois Richter")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(SnowyEgretOnLog.jpg, thumbnail, "Snowy Egret has yellow feet, photo by <span>["Users/LoisRichter" </span>Lois Richter<span>]</span>")]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- = Birding Trips in/near Davis =<br> - Please let us know WHEN your Davis birding trip happened, who led it, where you went, what you did, if it might happen again, contact info, etc... We're hoping for inspiration or hints here. (Please do not post birdlists here; nor reports from out-of-Yolo trips.)<br> - </span> </td> <td> <span>+ = Future or Ongoing Birding Tours in/near Davis =<br> + [[Image(GreatEgret@NorthDavisPond.jpg, right, thumbnail, "Great Egret at North Davis Pond")]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(GreatEgret@NorthDavisPond.jpg, thumbnail, "Great Egret at North Davis Pond")]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + = Reports from Birding Trips in/near Davis =<br> + Please let us know WHEN your Davis birding trip happened, who led it, where you went, what you did, if it might happen again, contact info, etc... We're hoping for inspiration or hints here. (Please do not post birdlists here; nor reports from out-of-Yolo trips.)<br> + <br> + * 2013 March 10: We just went on the monthly (second Saturday) [http://www.yolobasin.org/events.cfm#PublicTours YBWA tour], which was led by volunteer docents Rob Floerke and Ken Ealing -- and it was WONDERFUL! I've been on many a beginning birding tour, but this was the best even. Their information was clear, their stories were great. No "script-reading" for these men! Whatever was seen or found was immediately explained clearly. When that little girl came up with a duck skeleton (feathered wings still attached), I was amazed at the info that fountained out. I'd happily go on a tour with either Rob or Ken again. Hmmmm... maybe we will! See you at the next second Saturday? --["Users/LoisRichter" Lois Richter]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Bird and Ihttp://daviswiki.org/The_Bird_and_I2013-03-13 14:08:55LoisRichterupdated tour listings and links <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Bird and I<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>[[Image(GreatEgret@NorthDavisPond.jpg, thumbnail, "Great Egret at North Davis Pond")]]</span>[[Image(SnowyEgretOnLog.jpg, thumbnail, "Snowy Egret has yellow feet, photo by Lois Richter")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(SnowyEgretOnLog.jpg, thumbnail, "Snowy Egret has yellow feet, photo by Lois Richter")]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * Docent-led tour at [http://cityofdavis.org/pw/water/wetlands.cfm City of Davis Wetlands], first Saturday of every month. Drive to meeting place east of wastewater treatment plant, then carpool in; great fun. For current info, contact the [http://www.yolobasin.org/ Yolo Basin Foundation] at 530-757-4828.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * Docent-led tour at [http://public-works.cityofdavis.org/wastewater/the-davis-wetlands City of Davis Wetlands], first Saturday of each month (Jan-Dec) Drive to meeting place east of wastewater treatment plant, then carpool in; great fun.<br> + * Docent-led tour at [http://www.dfg.ca.gov/lands/wa/region3/yolo/ Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area], second Saturday of each month (October thru June). Drive to meeting place at entrance to YBWA ("Lot A)", then carpool in. Wonderful volunteer docents.<br> + -- For current info about both the above tours, see the Yolo Basin Foundation's list of [http://www.yolobasin.org/events.cfm#PublicTours Public Birding Tours].<br> + * West Davis Pond is also toured monthly. The ["Friends_of_West_Pond" Friends of West Pond] and the [http://www.yoloaudubon.org/ Yolo Audubon Society] co-sponsor a birding walk on the first Wenzday of each month at 9am. Start at the Gazebo at the west end of Isle Royale Lane to join Ralph Hunter and Gene Trapp for a two-hour birding and botanizing walk along easily accessible level paved paths. Check for current info at the ["Friends_of_West_Pond" Friends of West Pond] page.<br> + [[Image(GreatEgret@NorthDavisPond.jpg, thumbnail, "Great Egret at North Davis Pond")]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Bird and Ihttp://daviswiki.org/The_Bird_and_I2011-03-20 09:26:42JasonAller <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Bird and I<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This section is to share about ["<span>Birds and Bird Watching" </span>birds and birding] here in Davis or Yolo County. </td> <td> <span>+</span> This section is to share about ["birds and birding<span>"</span>] here in Davis or Yolo County. </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Bird and Ihttp://daviswiki.org/The_Bird_and_I2010-08-29 19:42:16LoisRichtermoves photos to take up less space. picky, picky! <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Bird and I<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(GreatEgret@NorthDavisPond.jpg, thumbnail, right, "Great Egret at North Davis Pond")]]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(GreatEgret@NorthDavisPond.jpg, thumbnail, "Great Egret at North Davis Pond")]][[Image(SnowyEgretOnLog.jpg, thumbnail, "Snowy Egret has yellow feet, photo by Lois Richter")]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(SnowyEgretOnLog.jpg, right, thumbnail, "Snowy Egret has yellow feet, photo by Lois Richter")]]<br> - <br> -</span> * Do you know about the bright yellow feet of the SNOWY EGRET? When they hunt along the muddy edges of waterways, a snowy egret will take half a step then ''shake'' those yellow toes and wait to see if any fish comes over to investigate the 'yellow worms'. So if you see a small white egret in the water and can't decide if it's a Snowy Egret or a Cattle Egret, take a moment to see if it uses that step-shake-pause step-shake-pause style of hunting -- unique to the Snowy Egret. </td> <td> <span>+ </span> * Do you know about the bright yellow feet of the SNOWY EGRET? When they hunt along the muddy edges of waterways, a snowy egret will take half a step then ''shake'' those yellow toes and wait to see if any fish comes over to investigate the 'yellow worms'. So if you see a small white egret in the water and can't decide if it's a Snowy Egret or a Cattle Egret, take a moment to see if it uses that step-shake-pause step-shake-pause style of hunting -- unique to the Snowy Egret. </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Bird and Ihttp://daviswiki.org/The_Bird_and_I2010-08-29 19:38:15LoisRichteradd / move photos <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Bird and I<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(GreatEgret@NorthDavisPond.jpg, thumbnail, right, "Great Egret at North Davis Pond")]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>[[Image(GreatEgret@NorthDavisPond.jpg, thumbnail, "Great Egret has Yellow Bill")]]</span><br> <span>-</span> [[Image(SnowyEgretOnLog.jpg, right, thumbnail, "Snowy Egret<span>s</span> ha<span>ve</span> yellow feet, photo<span>s</span> by LoisRichter")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> [[Image(SnowyEgretOnLog.jpg, right, thumbnail, "Snowy Egret ha<span>s</span> yellow feet, photo by Lois<span>&nbsp;</span>Richter")]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Bird and Ihttp://daviswiki.org/The_Bird_and_I2010-08-29 19:36:20LoisRichter <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Bird and I<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(GreatEgret@NorthDavisPond.jpg, thumbnail, "Great Egret has Yellow Bill")]]<br> + [[Image(SnowyEgretOnLog.jpg, right, thumbnail, "Snowy Egrets have yellow feet, photos by LoisRichter")]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Do you know about the bright yellow feet of the SNOWY EGRET? When they hunt along the muddy edges of waterways, a snowy egret will take half a step then ''<span>wriggl</span>e'' those yellow toes and wait to see if any fish comes over to investigate the 'yellow worms'. So if you see a small white egret in the water and can't decide if it's a Snowy Egret or a Cattle Egret, take a moment to see if it uses that step-shake-pause step-shake-pause style of hunting -- unique to the Snowy Egret. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Do you know about the bright yellow feet of the SNOWY EGRET? When they hunt along the muddy edges of waterways, a snowy egret will take half a step then ''<span>shak</span>e'' those yellow toes and wait to see if any fish comes over to investigate the 'yellow worms'. So if you see a small white egret in the water and can't decide if it's a Snowy Egret or a Cattle Egret, take a moment to see if it uses that step-shake-pause step-shake-pause style of hunting -- unique to the Snowy Egret. </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Bird and Ihttp://daviswiki.org/The_Bird_and_I2010-08-29 19:32:00CovertProfessorno underscores in davis wiki links <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Bird and I<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This section is to share about ["Birds<span>_</span>and<span>_</span>Bird<span>_</span>Watching" birds and birding] here in Davis or Yolo County. </td> <td> <span>+</span> This section is to share about ["Birds<span>&nbsp;</span>and<span>&nbsp;</span>Bird<span>&nbsp;</span>Watching" birds and birding] here in Davis or Yolo County. </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Bird and Ihttp://daviswiki.org/The_Bird_and_I2010-08-29 19:16:32LoisRichterUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/The_Bird_and_I?action=Files&do=view&target=GreatEgret%40NorthDavisPond.jpg">GreatEgret@NorthDavisPond.jpg</a>.The Bird and Ihttp://daviswiki.org/The_Bird_and_I2010-08-29 18:43:20LoisRichterUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/The_Bird_and_I?action=Files&do=view&target=SnowyEgretOnLog.jpg">SnowyEgretOnLog.jpg</a>.The Bird and Ihttp://daviswiki.org/The_Bird_and_I2010-08-29 18:28:20LoisRichter <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Bird and I<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This section is to share about birds and birding here in Davis<span>/</span>Yolo County. </td> <td> <span>+</span> This section is to share about <span>["Birds_and_Bird_Watching" </span>birds and birding<span>]</span> here in Davis<span>&nbsp;or </span>Yolo County. </td> </tr> </table> </div> The Bird and Ihttp://daviswiki.org/The_Bird_and_I2010-08-29 18:26:55LoisRichteradding a place for folks to shares stories and hints about birding <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for The Bird and I<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ This section is to share about birds and birding here in Davis/Yolo County.<br> + If you have stories about encounters with local birds, please add them to this page -- ''The Bird and I''.<br> + <br> + = Birds I have Known =<br> + <br> + * Do you know about the bright yellow feet of the SNOWY EGRET? When they hunt along the muddy edges of waterways, a snowy egret will take half a step then ''wriggle'' those yellow toes and wait to see if any fish comes over to investigate the 'yellow worms'. So if you see a small white egret in the water and can't decide if it's a Snowy Egret or a Cattle Egret, take a moment to see if it uses that step-shake-pause step-shake-pause style of hunting -- unique to the Snowy Egret.<br> + <br> + = Birding Trips in/near Davis =<br> + Please let us know WHEN your Davis birding trip happened, who led it, where you went, what you did, if it might happen again, contact info, etc... We're hoping for inspiration or hints here. (Please do not post birdlists here; nor reports from out-of-Yolo trips.)<br> + <br> + * Docent-led tour at [http://cityofdavis.org/pw/water/wetlands.cfm City of Davis Wetlands], first Saturday of every month. Drive to meeting place east of wastewater treatment plant, then carpool in; great fun. For current info, contact the [http://www.yolobasin.org/ Yolo Basin Foundation] at 530-757-4828.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div>