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
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
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.
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