New Birds!

Today I took advantage of being on spring break to go bird watching. I went to Huntley Meadows Park to find some new birds. I was very lucky today and captured 8 new birds on camera. A few were completely new while others I’ve photographed in previous years. The new birds are:

#28 Tree Swallow
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#29 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
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#30 Common Yellowthroat
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#31 Green Heron
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#32 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
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#33 Red-winged Blackbird
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#34 Hairy Woodpecker
HairyWoodpecker
#35 American Coot
AmericanCoot

Spring Break Begins

Spring break is here! Today I started spring break. Warren and I decided to go downtown to the museums and enjoy the wonderful weather we are having. However, the weather is going to change tomorrow with the chance of snow…albeit slight.
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Today we took the Metro down to the National Mall. Our destination was the National Museum of American History. We wanted to see the food exhibit. Warren was interested in seeing the Julia Child kitchen and I was interested in seeing the Virginia wine exhibition as part of a larger exhibition on wine in America. We got to see both of those and several other exhibits.
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After a quick snack, we decided to head down to the Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin. We walked past the Washington Monument on the way. Once at the Tidal Basin, we enjoy the cherry blossoms with the throngs of people checking them out. They were past peak blossom but they were still beautiful. We walked around and took pictures and enjoyed the scenery.
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After the Cherry Blossoms, we walked back to the Metro and headed home. Our legs were tired and it was time to rest awhile. We enjoyed some Virginia wine for dinner and relaxed the rest of the evening.
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