Birds of November: raptors, snow buntings, and a great horned owl

Yesterday proved to be a good day for our birding correspondent, John Tschopp, with sightings of a portrait-ready snow bunting, a peregrine falcon in a roadside cottonwood, trumpeter swans, northern harriers and even a kestrel. Tschopp had already spied a small flock of snow buntings, the previous week. Rare visitors to Pemberton Valley, snow buntings … Continue reading Birds of November: raptors, snow buntings, and a great horned owl

Birds can be deadly. The Christmas Bird Count won’t. Save the date. December 15.

John Tschopp shared the recent news of a Great Horned Owl doing battle in a local chicken coop. It won. Meal was successfully attained. Franzy Schnyder provided these pictures of the intruder. Save the date for the Pemberton Christmas Bird Count 2017. December 15. Based on the event's longstanding track record, there is zero likelihood … Continue reading Birds can be deadly. The Christmas Bird Count won’t. Save the date. December 15.