I did make it out to a wetlands area this week, which was nice. Often I have at least one of my kids with me when I go somewhere, so I probably don’t notice as many birds as I might if I were by myself. But, it is nice to go for a walk with my kids & I’m glad they enjoy it, too. This time I had my daughter & she’s a talker. There was a nice guy who didn’t want to interrupt my picture taking of a blue heron, but I told him to go ahead and start snapping away to get his own pics. If my daughter can blibber-blabber while I’m taking photos, I’m certainly not worried about somebody coming in and scaring away my prized bird.
We did notice one new duck on our walk: an Eared Grebe. It is a peculiar looking bird with red eyes.
About to go under for a swim.
Often I’d turn to catch another glance of the duck & this would be all I saw.
Catching a fish. For a little guy, he eats fairly big fish.
Great Blue Heron
We also saw a blue heron catch a fish. I’m sure it’s a similar type of fish the grebe caught, but looks much smaller in the heron’s mouth.
This duck was very interested in us. I’m guessing people have fed it.
BIRD SPECIES SEEN IN 2013:
SEEN SO FAR = 59 of 100