This week we had a great bird experience. We were driving home when I saw an owl in the road. Maybe it had caught lunch? I’m not sure why it was there, but as we got closer it flew into a tree on the side of the road. So, the kids & I watched it. I took pics with my phone & my son happened
Birds of 2013: Week 27
Last October we took a road trip. One of the places we visited was the California Academy of Sciences. There were many great exhibits, but my sole purpose for going there was to see their rainforest dome. It did not disappoint. It was really quite awesome. Inside the rainforest birds flew around freely.
Birds of 2013: Week 26
No new birds this week. The bird I’m posting about this week isn’t even a bird I saw this year. I saw it last year hanging out near my pond. It is a male Western Bluebird. The cool thing about this bird was that it was banded. My curiosity got the best of me & I sent a message to the USGS Bird Banding Laboratory.
Birds of 2013: Week 25
Here are a few different species of birds we have flying around our house these days. Some are ones I’ve listed before, but I’m also able to add 6 new species to my list. Woo hoo! My favorite has to be the Western Tanager simply because I love its vibrant colors.
Birds of 2013: Week 24
The birds for this week are from a beach trip. We saw a ton of birds including many bald eagles, an osprey, cormorants & peregrine falcon babies.
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 20
After a couple slow weeks without a new bird to share, I finally have a new one. About 20 Evening Grosbeaks have been hanging around our house this past week. I love them. Their bold colors & striking unibrow makes them appear exotic. Hopefully, they stick around for awhile so I can get a better pic of them.
Birds of 2013: Week 19
This week’s bird post is different than normal because it doesn’t include a photo of an actual bird. Instead, I’m sharing the bird my 7 year old son made me for Mother’s Day. When he gave it to me he said, “I know you like bald eagles, so I made this one for you.” I love it & I love how thoughtful he was. It