After returning from Boston and updating some of my bird lists I noticed that my list for my new home is woefully inadequate. Terri and I moved in to Huntington Lakes just over a year ago and although I’ve seen a good number of birds I haven’t taken the time to document my sightings.
Huntington Lakes is a very large Condo development that was built between 25-30 years ago. The property is located adjacent to a golf course and we have dozens of lakes of all sizes with canals interlinking many of them. The property has dozens of different trees and enough diverse habitat that I suspect with a little effort I should be able to document over 100 species in my “back yard!”
All of the pictures in today’s blog (except the first one of the Ducks) are from this past week. The weather has cooled off a tiny bit and with the time change I have a little more time to bird in the mornings.
One of my big surprises this week was finding an early Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. This is one of the migratory Woodpeckers and I usually don’t find one untill December or January. We have at least 5 species of Woodpeckers on the property and I was happy to get a couple more recorded in the last couple of days.
It’s fun to try to document ALL the species of your back yard or your local patch. Sometime we tend to ignore the Cardinals and the Blue Jays and certainly the Doves but when you are trying to get nice shots of them you start to appreciate just how pretty some of the more common birds can be.
I had a very fun week just working around my “back yard” and plan to be more diligent in adding to my records. I again want to thank everyone who is following me and my adventures and God Bless!!