I am dedicating this post to our new little birding friends, Angie, age 9 and Scottie, age 10. They go out into their neighborhood and count species, logging them into a little journal.
I think Ann and I had a bit of influence on them. Yesterday they counted 23 different species. A couple of naturalists in the making. Shannon, their mother took the above photo and sent it to me.
Today Ann and I went out, the first time in about a week. At first, we didn’t see very many species but as we stayed patient we started to see a few here and there and ended up spotting a total of 26. This Golden-fronted Woodpecker was one of the first we saw.
Then came along a Black-crested Titmouse.
This gorgeous, Great Horned Owl stared me down.
A Red-tailed Hawk hunted from the top of a tree.
It finally got restless and decided to leave for different hunting grounds.
Just getting these photos made the whole trip worth while. Click on any of them to see enlargements.