"Confirmed this morning, about 7am, there are 3 hawk babies (more like teenagers now) in the park, with one who is particularly vocal (a high-pitched whistle/complaint). I think he/she was wondering where Mom and Dad had gone and when was breakfast?…"
"On May 20, below, I reported a hawk in a park at 10th and Park. Since then the hawk found a mate, they built a nest, had at least 2 babies, and the babies were out this morning practicing their flying techniques. The babies were quite vocal, and the…"
"Kestrels noted in the area just south Kit Carson Park and west on Acalde into the big trees just inside the Bosque. South of the park there is a big structure about 5 stories high, 4 of the stories open steel beams holding communication equipment,…"
"In Washington Middle School Park, at Park and 10th SW, downtown, Sunday, May 18: saw and photographed a pair of Stellar Jays. They sounded grouchy but I bet they liked all the trees. I heard Robin giving warnings, then heard, saw and photographed…"
"Saw lots of swallows this morning (May 9) on UNM Campus. These flattish, aerodynamic black birds with candy-orange breasts were hanging around the Duck Pond and the Mall (that further south becomes Yale Avenue). They were perching on a large,…"
Still deciding; I have a few more years til I'm all grown up! Bird in profile is Patches, a 3/4 white sparrow last seen February 5, 2009, so he's about 1.5 years old at least... saw a yellow house finch yesterday (2/5/09), too.
Favorite Thing(s) About Albuquerque:
Feels like home
What I'm Reading:
Kurt Busiek, a dozen past issues of Birds and Blooms, various comics
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Hi Debbie, This is Aimee from Fremont's. Thanks for your recommendation to check out downtown as a possible relocation spot. Based on your post, my husband and I hung out downtown and enjoyed a nice walk and a late lunch at P'tit Louis. While there are plenty of great spots, we were given an offer we could not refuse. Fremont's is now at 3000 4th St NW (more info on the Fremont's status). Now to get the news out... Thanks again! Cheers, Aimee
The white sparrow is Patches, this pic taken in January? 2009. I haven't seen him in several weeks, so he may be an ex white sparrow now, but he lasted almost all the way through a 2nd Winter, and that's pretty good for an amazing little bird...
picture added in late March 08 is of paired/mated/just getting to know each other house finches, with another male (her previous boyfriend?) looking on... taken about March 24 through my window at work