I actually thought the girls would get on board today and be good while I birded. Silly, silly girl.
We picked Mom up and headed down to the Oxbow. The fields were flooded, so there were limited areas to get into, but the day was beautiful and I was optimistic.
We saw plenty of American Coots, which were nice, but already on my list.
Then Mom pointed out a small, diving bird out on the water.
A Pied-billed Grebe! Hooray!
(Check that one off!!!)
A cute little thing, it was.
Well, I had a solid 3 minutes of birding before the girls started chanting "Mommy! Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!"
Then Lorelei started to cry and yell for Daddy.
Then Isabelle started yelling at Lorelei
and asking at the top of her lungs, "What are doing here, anyway?"
Back at Mom's house, we got the pleasure of watching a male Northern Pintail fly over!
(Check that one off, too!)
All in all, I got two life birds, but along with that I also got high blood pressure and a nervous tic.