Nature Walks – Birds, Birds, Birds

The birds are all around, singing their songs of joy. I have a wide variety of birds found in my backyard and around my lakes. Some are very colorful, while others like to blend in to the scenery more. Some are found in the trees and way up high and others like to stick to the shores or to the ground. Either way, I love the birds. I am always on the lookout for as many varieties as I can see. I love identifying my birds (just like I do my fish when we are diving, but I digress). My dad and I used to love bird watching together, so I guess I am thinking of my dad when I see all the different kinds of birds.

Here is just another small sampling of some of local birds.

Both the American Goldfinch and the Canyon Towhee were in my backyard, probably even in the same tree. This American Goldfinch was a lucky shot. He is just a little thing, and I almost missed him, in a couple of ways, but as you can see, I did get him in the end. Just as my camera focused in on him and I snapped the shot, my battery said it needed to be changed, so I really wasn’t even sure if I got the shot. I couldn’t even take another photo of him because he flew away immediately after, but, as you can see, I got lucky.

Canyon Towhee

We have tons of barn swallows all around, but sometimes they can be hard to get some good shots of. Again, I got lucky. In fact, most good photographs, at least mine, are just plain luck.

A Mourning Dove sunbathing down by the lakes.

I don’t see these to often, but every now and then, we even have a few Iceland Gulls around too.

I hope you enjoy my bird show. I will keep sharing them with you as as I can “catch” them. Sometimes, they can be a bit elusive, but persistence usually wins out. If I wait long enough, and am patient enough, I believe I will get them. πŸ™‚


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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