Thursday, April 30, 2009


These are not my photos, but a handful of indigo buntings have been hanging around my backyard, and twice this afternoon I saw a painting bunting there as well. Yay, two new birds for my life list.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Big Birds

Yesterday I forgot to mention two other birds I saw on our trip. These two are big birds, but they weren't in the wild. They were inside a very large pen. The two baby emus were rather cute, don't you think? Even though these specimens are captive, I have seen both of these species in the wild, so they are on my life list.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Some Additions to My Life List

We had a splendid time at Cherokee Trace Reserve Bed and Breakfast this weekend to celebrate our 1/3 century anniversary. I'll post all my trip photos eventually, but I first will start with a blog about the birds I saw. I was able to add a couple birds to my life list. We stopped along the road in East Texas to observe a colony of Cliff Swallows. We crawled under the bridge to see their mud nests.

They are hard to photography because they move so fast!

I also got a nice roadrunner photo, but, of course, this bird is not a new one to me.

This one was a new one for me. I didn't get a photo, but I did get a good look at a huge pileated woodpecker. He looks just like Woody.