29 November 2009

MO to IA

I snapped a few pictures down in Missouri over the weekend, including this TUFTED TITMOUSE with a shelled sunflower seed:

... and this female PURPLE FINCH:

Then driving back through Iowa, I was so desperate to photograph something that I actually took a picture of a BALD EAGLE:

A main target was to find EURASIAN TREE SPARROWS in Iowa, which we found easily in Keokuk:

Last but not least, we barely made it to Neil Smith in time to see a SHORT-EARED OWL flying around at dusk. We didn't know any of the "reliable" spots there but we got lucky and made it happen. Two target state birds down, many more to go...