This weekend was the once a year Great Backyard Bird Count. This is my 6th year participating and 2 things are for sure. I’ll seek and find birds. It will also rain. This year the weather did cooperate a little more than usual, meaning it rained and was foggy but wasn’t crazy stormy. Sometimes I even saw the sun. Friday, I went to a park
Birds of 2013: Week 43
Another trip to a wetlands area trying to identify a few new birds for my list.
Birds of 2013: Week 41
I’m determined to hit my goal of identifying 100 birds this year. But, it is getting difficult. I’ve gone out looking a few times in the last couple weeks & seen very few, if any, new birds. I’m sure I’ve walked past, even taken pics, of birds I haven’t counted. But so many birds look similar, sometimes I don’t recognize they aren’t the same. This
Birds of 2013: Week 37
Just a couple days after I visited the wetlands alone, I came back with my kids. This time I had the time to explore a little more. I’m so glad my kids enjoy bird watching, too. It’s a fun thing for us to do together. For the first time in many weeks, I’m able to add more birds to my year-long list.
Birds of 2013: Week 36
I finally made it back to the wetlands. I didn’t have a lot of time to explore, but it was nice to go. I was surprised to see how far the water level dropped over the summer. There were many Great Egrets & Great Blue Herons in the water that day. There were also a number of shore birds, which are new species for the
Birds of 2013: Week 23
One day the kids & I went to a wetlands area & spotted a Killdeer nest with eggs. We found it most peculiar that they would lay eggs right in the middle of a path, but apparently that’s normal for them.
Birds of 2013: Week 22
Today is the last day of Great Blue Heron Week in Portland, so it seems fitting to do a post with Blue Heron pics. I love these birds & am happy to say that I have seen quite a few of them lately. Here are a few of my favorite Heron pics I’ve taken over the last couple months:
Birds of 2013: Week 21
I went to a Wetlands area one day & saw so many great things that the next day I went back & brought my boys with me. Here’s just a smattering of birds we saw over those two days.
Birds of 2013: Week 18
Like I was afraid of, it is getting difficult to spot new birds. But, I did see something just as exciting at a wetlands area – 3 groups of baby geese. Most of the thousands of geese that I had seen earlier in the year were gone. This time I saw only a small group plus these 3 families.
Birds of 2013: Week 16
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