|White-Breasted Nuthatch (025 - 2012)|
Here's my one new bird for the walk. I saw a lot of birds, got some good shots, but I think this was the only one that was brand new for me.
This is a White-Breasted Nuthatch.
So, of course, I happen to catch a nuthatch that's going down the tree, head-down. Which led to me researching creepers for far too long before I realized it wasn't one. *sigh*
|Virginia Bluebells (026 - 2012)|
One of the nice things about Fullerton, besides the indoor chart, is that they have a cultivated area where they've put in a few of each wildflower and a sign that tells you what they are. I know I've advocated shooting the signs before. All these shots are from places I found them outside the cultivated area, but it was really nice to get shots of the signs and the planted bits, because it makes identification so much easier when I get home.
Putting this spotting up at ProjectNoah.org was awesome, as there were some people there who gave me some great information.
|Common Snapping Turtles (027 - 2012)|
During this time, I saw more soft parts of turtles (no, not like that! Well, not that *I* could recognize anyway) than I ever have before.
They were so unconcerned with me that I was even able to sit and take some video of them.
So you can start to see why my accidental walkabout (due to the broken bridge) wasn't the worst thing that's ever happened to me. :) More animals tomorrow!
Total Identified Species Sited for the Year: 27
Total Unidentified Species Sited for the Year: 1
Total New Species: 14
Common Snapping Turtles*