Thursday, March 1, 2012

Chattanooga, day 4

Thursday Morning
Class is killing me.  It's killing all of us.  Flying 2,000 miles east, and taking a hard class while our bodies deal with the 3 hour difference between the Pacific Time Zone and Eastern Time (why isn't it called the Atlantic Time Zone???) is too much.
Blue Jay
Once again, these guys do not occur in California (except for that one vagrant that showed up in Chico, this winter)!
female Red-bellied Woodpecker

Look!  They actually have red bellies!

After class, Marty Paige picked me up.  On the way to his house in the countryside we passed the Volkswagen factory, where they make the Passat.
The Wild Turkeys wanted nothing to do with me.
Neither did the Black Vulture that disappeared over the hill.

Marty was amused by the wimpy recording of Barred Owl on my cell phone, so he got his wife Janet to play Barred Owl calls on their boom box.
While they cranked up the stereo, the Field Sparrow in his yard was another lifebird.  Also seen: Northern Cardinals, Eastern Bluebirds, Common Grackles, White-throated Sparrows, Red-winged Blackbirds, Mourning Doves, and Carolina Chickadees.

Wow!  Barred Owl!
Very cool.

Now the only North American owl that I haven't seen is the Northern Hawk Owl.  Shhh!  Don't tell my wife!

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