Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Dec 31, 2019: 2019 - A Year in the Life of Ada Hayden Heritage Park

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:
Wolf. Oesterreich
Kevin Kane
Paul Domoto

Tana Tesdall
Kelly Poole
Tonya Moore
Steve Dinsmore 
Linda Seaverson

Dec 30, 2019: December 2019 Photo Collage

December 2019 photos from the blog by Wolf. Oesterreich, Kevin Kane, Tana Tesdall, and Tonya Moore.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Dec 29, 2019: Trumpeter Take-off

Three adult Trumpeter Swans take off from the south lake.  They were part of 109 individuals present this morning.  Canada Geese are standing on the ice. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 12/21/19)

Dec 28, 2019: Savanna Sundown

The sun sets over the western prairie. (Kevin Kane, 12/25/19)

Dec 27, 2019: Northern Shrike

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

Dec 26, 2019: Merlin

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)