Tuesday, December 31, 2019
The 2019 yearly AHHP collage made up of all of the year's photos.
See each month individually individually here.
Thanks to everyone who continue to contribute to the blog! We have had more than 330,000 pageviews on the blog (25,000 in 2019!) since we started at the very end of 2011 and many, many more at our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfAdaHaydenHeritagePark
Kevin Kane, Reflections of Ada Hayden Heritage Park Blog Editor.
Thanks to the following photo and video contributors this year:
Sunday, December 29, 2019
As of Dec. 16th, a Northern Shrike had been seen almost every morning (14 of the previous 19) along the south side of the south lake, between the Stone Brooke spur and the SW corner of the west bay. Excellent habitat was created when the City mowed down most of the voluntary trees along this stretch. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 12/16/19)
Saturday, December 28, 2019
This female Merlin, a falcon, was first observed flying eastward along the south side of the south lake's west bay. When I finally caught up with her, she was perched in a cottonwood, tearing off the feathers of a House Sparrow. She was later found by the bluff area. Merlins are slightly larger than American Kestrels. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 12/21/19)