Thursday, November 30, 2006

Be a good boy

I took Boomer to begin the next part of his journey.
A very nice family will foster him until he is adopted.
From what I hear, people are lined up to take him.
The things that are for the best, sometimes feel the worst.
We love you, Boomer.
Be a good boy...
Thank goodness Kathi (katdoc) asked me to go out to the gravel pits today. Otherwise I would have sat in the house with a blanket over my head.
I didn't get too many pictures, because we were too busy scoping the birds from a "legal" trail way, way far away.

The girls came with us, and they were surprisingly good.

Kathi is a great person to bird with. She is knowledgeable, funny and she owns a scope. :)
Water birds today:
(* life bird for me)
American coots ( 100s of them)
Red-headed ducks* (Kathi and I weren't sure at first, but we saw them side-by-side with the canvasbacks, so we are sticking to that ID)
Ring-necked ducks*
Common loons
Ruddy ducks
Hooded mergansers (We saw those, didn't we, Kathi?)
Thanks to Kathi, I have increased my life list by NINE, in just a few days.
Once again, I am off to read all of YOUR blogs, to lift my melancholy. I hope all of you are in funny moods.


NatureWoman said...

Well, my blog isn't funny, but I've got some cool photos for you!
It's great to have a friend like Kathi for several reasons - very cool - I could use someone to increase my life list - it wouldn't be tough since I have a long way to go!

KatDoc said...

Yep, Susan, we saw Hoodies. When I checked out several other stops along the road, I found a nice grouping of Hooded Meragansers, both male and female, along with a lot of Ring-necked Ducks (which I persist in calling "Ring-billed" ducks, since that is a more obvious field mark to me) and 4 Mallards. The birds were more visible there, but it was not a good place to let little people run free. Too close to trucks!

I am 90% certain that I picked up a Life Bird today, too, as I am pretty sure of my Eared Grebe identification.

Good day! Your girls are sweet, but you are sneaky - I never saw you snap my photo. Never trust a blogger.


Susan Gets Native said...

Pam: I am on my over to your blog...I have a long list to read.

Kathi: I am a stinker, aren't I? That pic was taken right before we found that tree with the humongous thorns.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry that it didn't work out for Boomer with your family. I wish you the best!

LauraHinNJ said...

Being outdoors gets my mind off things too. How'd you like those gadwall? Such plain-looking ducks, but I love their subtle colors.

Boomer will do well. You did right by him. He's a good dog, just needs to be in the right place, like you said.

Anonymous said...

Clapping for you and your life birds!! I am so lame at water birds but I totally stink at shore birds! I'll bet it was fun meeting Kathi.
Hang in there Susan-

Mary said...

Susan, I hope Boomer finds his forever home.