Tag: birds

American Goldfinch in Thistles

This male American Goldfinch [Carduelis Tristis] was seen on Mills Gap Road in Arden, NC, on 21 August 2014.  I was on my way home from work and looked to my right to see this bird in the thistles. It’s a disturbed field which was previously the site of a Budweiser distribution center. Wikipedia: Carduelis …

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Barred Owl

Barred Owl [Strix varia] spotted near the Blue Ridge Parkway in South Asheville, just off the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, on 27 July 2013.  It first flew across our path and then rested on a branch, carefully eyeing Daisy, who we’re dog-sitting.  Reader’s Digest North American Wildlife, page 114, says its hooting can be heard in both …

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