Sometimes, we do a little birding while we're out on our walks. We were near the Kansas Ocean the other morning, when Mom got all excited. Dad lent her his camera and she ran down a bit closer to the water to snap this shot:
|Ring-Necked Ducks, female and male|
Ring-Necked Ducks! Right on the Kansas Ocean! Mom had never seen any there before, so she was all kinds of excited! There were three in total. One was diving for algae when Mom took that shot.
We also saw this little Killdeer bopping along:
|"Are you following me?"|
They are one of Mom's favorite birds, so we were very happy to see them while we were out walking!
|Maggie and me. Discussing our birding adventures.|
Or talking smack.
We also do a lot of birding right out in front of our house! Maggie and I like to help; we people-watch while Mom shoots birds. With the camera. Shoots them with the camera. Here's Maggie:
|"Mags! I see birdies!"|
"Whatever, Mom. The guy across the street is practicing disc golf. OOH! Good shot!"
And here is one of the birdies Mom saw:
|Common Grackle, looking mighty fine in the sun!|
I like to go out front to bird, too. Here I am, helping:
|Me. In birding mode. Or perhaps keeping an eye on the people up in the cul-de-sac.|
Our neighbors' tree has been loaded with Cedar Waxwings lately! They come in to eat all of the fruits.
|"Are YOU looking at ME?!?"|
Mom loved this guy's pose:
|Cedar Waxwing, rocking the head tilt AND tossing in a raised eyebrow!|
We also do some birding off the back deck. This dove was posing for Mom yesterday:
|Eurasian Collared Dove|
Not wanting to be shown up by a bird, Maggie and I struck a pose, too!
|Maggie and me|
I won't go into who did the better job posing, but Maggie and I got to split a treat after ours. You can draw your own conclusions!
Anyway, I hope our birdie pictures helped add a little serenity to your day! Have a wonderful Sunday!