I have been asked by my "aging" cousin, Cathy, to not center my posts, because SHE can't read them. Okay. Anything for family.
I actually went birding today. And I saw birds. I dragged the girls along to the Oxbow, which they don't like. I guess it's boring for kids, even exceptional junior birder kids. They only care about seeing fish, snakes and frogs.
It's always nice to see green herons. It's even better to get a picture...they're so furtive.
It was easy to find great blue herons.
Here's a committee of egrets and a heron...talking about the price of fish, I guess.
This was cool>
On the way back to the car, I spotted a blue-gray gnatcatcher. Another bird that is fun to see, since there are like the size of a nickel. I pished a bit and saw it popping in and out of the branches, then saw it land here for a few seconds, then pop back out:
A wee, sweet gnatcatcher nest.
The bird that made the trip worthwhile:
I think it's a solitary...certainly small enough. There were some killdeer nearby that were good enough to be there for for size comparison. And it was alone...like, solitary. Har.
If you haven't heard, Laura lost her sweet Buddy. Head over there and give her some cyber- hugs. And grab a Kleenex before you read her post. If you own or ever loved a dog, you will know.