In December, 2017, we were treated to a visit by a Red-bellied Sapsucker. The homeowners where the bird was sighted opened their property to dozens, if not hundreds, of bird viewers. In appreciation of their generosity, a photo of the bird, taken by Bill Maynard, was framed and presented to the couple by Risë Foster-Bruder.
Risë was also highlighted in this short video about Fountain Creek Nature Center’s Winter Bird Count. You may recognize some other familiar faces as well!
Here are some birds that Aiken birders have been seeing. Send in your photos, too!
Virginia Rail & Western Tanager, by Risë Foster-Bruder. August 2017
Purple Sandpiper, Dillon Reservoir, by Risë Foster-Bruder. December 2016
Clockwise: Scaled Quail, Ferruginous Hawk, Burrowing Owl, Coachwhip, Virginia Rail, Broad-tailed Hummingbird. Photos: Beth Payne, Jeannie Mitchell, Leslie Holzmann
Photos: Eric Eaton, Leslie Holzmann
Emerald Valley trip; Spotted Coralroot (Orchid), Blue (Colorado) Columbine. Photos: Leslie Holzmann
Clockwise: Rosy-finch assortment, Black Phoebe, American Dipper, Cassin’s Finch, Sage Thrasher. Photos: Jeannie Mitchell, Leslie Holzmann
Clockwise: Western Tanager, Say’s Phoebe, Downy Woodpecker, bee, coyote, White-breasted Nuthatch, Wilson’s Snipe, flycatcher. Photos: Jeannie Mitchell, Aaron Shipe, Leslie Holzmann
Loggerhead Shrike, Aiken birders. Photos: Leslie Holzmann, Jeannie Mitchell
Aiken Birders, Great Horned Owl, Ferruginous Hawk. Photos: Bill Shankster