"Thanks for the Silver Street Market Alert -- they had been planning to open on Monday, 8/29 (I marked my calender and just now rechecked I was right), but they have now moved it to tomorrow. I'll walk over and check it out :)"
"Many of the fly-catching birds (swallows and kingbirds) have gone now, but I have seen or heard no migrating cranes yet. Hummingbirds are still here but eventually ones that settled locally for the summer will head south and be replaced temporarily…"
"May be a female Black-Chinned... or a young male not coloring up yet (males are more colorful; as females do all the work raising the kids, they need to be able to hide with the nest). Keep that camera handy, you're a good photographer with a…"
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