This morning I went to Huntley Meadows in Alexandria to go bird watching. I did photograph several new birds. I will be updating the count soon. I did see this beautiful turtle too. The weather was pretty nice and I wasn’t cold today. I think I got something like 10 new birds.
I walked 2.06 miles today.
Happy New Year!
If you’ve been reading my blog for years, you know that I keep a bird count. I photograph, identify and post pictures of the birds I see throughout the year. Last year I only recorded 32 birds. I guess I was busy because in years past I’ve recorded way more than that. Since I’m retired now I hope to go bird watching more often and break my record. I think the most I’ve recorded is 56. I think this year will be the year I break that.
Today I started off with two favorites. It was only 19 degrees outside so I don’t think many birds were out today. Maybe on a warmer day I’ll find more birds.
#1 White-breasted Nuthatch
#2 Carolina Wren
It is too warm for November 3rd! It was 78 degrees when I walked this afternoon. I walked 2.68 miles on the track at AU. I was sweating! Global Warming is real! When I got home from my walk I saw this deer in the front yard. I got this close and he didn’t even get bothered.
I’ve seen on several blogs people posting pictures of cats on Saturdays. I don’t have a cat but have taken lots of pictures of cats over the years. This one is a vineyard cat taken in 2006. The poor cat was later hit by a car and killed. This cat used to hang out in the vineyards and would let us pet him while we were harvesting grapes. Other times when we were there to enjoy some wine, the cat would come around looking for nibbles and rubbing against our legs. It was a great cat. It was sad when it was hit by a car.
Yesterday the boyfriend and I went to a few wineries with the boyfriend’s sister, her husband, and their son. At one winery they had this bird feeder right outside the window. Lots of pretty birds were stopping to eat the bird seed. I saw this cardinal and wondered if that meant spring would soon be here. With all the snow on the ground that may not be true. Either way, the birds were beautiful and I loved seeing them getting something to eat.