Back to Birding

Here it is January 21 and I haven’t even been out birding yet this year. So I got up kinda early and went to the State Park for 3 hours.  Here’s proof I got up early:

dsc02257

The park is still a mess from the floods in May 2015.  Not many repairs have been done, however, they did tell me some funding has been secured to start on fixing it back up. So when I go birding now it is only at the very south end of the park.  There are almost NO ducks to be seen, just a handful of Mallards. The ducks vacated when it flooded and haven’t been back.  I saw 23 species today including a Northern Flicker who was having a heated discussion with a Northern Cardinal about who owns this tree.

dsc02262

There were lots and lots of Cedar Waxwings about, and they are almost silent.

dsc02266

Vultures watching from afar.

dsc02269

 

Sad to say, it looks like we are going to have fewer birds but a lot more traffic–about a million new apartments are being built just a few blocks down the road from our house:

dsc02274

dsc02270

In other news, yesterday we cut work to watch the inauguration and then in the afternoon I took Rachel shopping where she bought something she needed–a new winter coat. She used a Gap/Banana Republic gift card she got for Christmas to buy the deeply discounted coat and a new belt, and she still got a few dollars change. I like that kind of shopping!

16002847_10158180398345046_6573490673878633562_n

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: