We got back from the Live Oak Lodge at the X-bar Ranch this morning. Still in the act of getting caught on some of my stuff that needs doing. We picked up Suzie, our Shi-Tzu from the sitters and she is glad to be back. We had a great time and are looking forward to going back in the spring.
We saw a bunch of birds there that we don’t usually see around San Angelo. There were many Hermit Thrushes. I hadn’t seen one in the wild in a couple of years. Susan and Sid Johnson, who live in Eldorado not far away, brought pizza out to our cabin Tuesday evening so they could bird with us for with a couple of hours. Suzanne instantly brought our attention to a Dark-eyed Junco. Darn, she’s good. 🙂
Wednesday morning Ann and I got out early and saw a Spotted Towhee, then a somewhat rare White-throated Sparrow. That is another lifer. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a photo of it. It didn’t stay long enough to get a decent image.
In other news, I have decided to start a Bird of the Week series. It will begin tomorrow, so watch for it every Friday. Earlier I had contemplated doing a Bird of the Day, but decided that series wouldn’t last very long at that rate. But the weekly idea means I can string it out much longer.
As you can see, I have inserted a photo of the Hermit Thrush. On Monday, I will show you some more images after I sort through them and do a little editing. And I’ll have a little story about our hike.