Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Walking and Birding

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  Yesterday morning, our ice melted (yea!) and we got to go on a nice, long walk!  In the rain.  And mud.  And splashy puddles.  It was great fun.  Not too many photos, though.  Anyway, this morning, our skies started clearing finally and we went on a nice, long walk!

Here we are, about to head down my favorite hill to go up:

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"Too bad most of the puddles are gone!"
"I know!  I love stepping in puddles!"

It was nice, even without the puddles.

We saw lots of birdies!  This little one was all by himself:

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Eastern Bluebird

This birdie was part of a big flock that flew off before Mom could focus the camera:

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European Starling

And this guy ...

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"Umm... tweet?"
Eastern Fox Squirrel

... that guy wasn't really a birdie.  Mom thought he was cute, though.  🙄

We saw lots of geese!  Here is a small flock enjoying a swim in the Kansas Ocean:

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Canada Geese

They were probably as happy about the "great thaw" as Mom!

We headed up the trail by the water tower and Maggie and I were very patient girls while Mom and Dad looked for more birdies.

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"I hear things."
"Me, too!"

Mom and Dad saw lots of tiny Goldfinches in the brush, like these two:

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American Goldfinches

It was hard for Mom to get a clear shot, as they kept going deeper into the branches!

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"Look up, Mom!  I see gooses over there!"
"I see gooses over this way, Mom!"

Both Maggie and I were very helpful.  I saw this small flock of Canada Geese flying by:

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Canada Geese

And Maggie spotted this wave of Snow Geese overhead:

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Snow Geese!

Snow Geese always look like they need a good Drill Sergeant to straighten up their formation!

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"I don't really see anything else ..."
"Oh, I do!"

Maggie is really good at spotting things, so we were all curious as to what she saw.

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"What is it, Mags?"
"A STICK!  Still connected.  MIGHTY tasty!"

Mom and Dad thought we should move along after that.  Me?  I thought it was a good find!

We saw one more beautiful birdie on our way home - check her out:

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Female Northern Cardinal

What a great walk - and a great birding spree!  Thanks for coming along with us!

Cammie!

13 comments:

  1. Ohhh your mom was quick to catch that lovely avian aerial display.
    Gosh no snow...what is up with that. I know you 2 would love some
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  2. We had to LOL at you comment about the snow geese as we were thinking the same thing about how sloppy their V's were compared to the Canada geese. You all had some good birding and a good walk.

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  3. That cardinal is so cute - not many birds around here lately, but there is still a lot of mud:( Good job, ladies, on the bird finding.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

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  4. Arooooo! What a walk! You have so many birdies by you and they are all so interesting to see.

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  5. Puddles ?!!? Gosh you are really brave getting your paws wet…I'm not happy if my Princess slippers get damp!
    You do have such pretty birdies….Mrs Northern Cardinal is gorgeous,,,although maybe someone should tell her to comb her hair as its sticking up a bit! Was it a windy day?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  6. No puddles?? Pffttt... what's the point of a walkie, then?

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  7. Wow, that was a very successful bird walk!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  8. Wow, a bit of something for everyone on this walkie!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  9. Umm, tweet! OMC! That made us MOL! A lot! Tweet! Hahahahaha!

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  10. We were missing your birdie walk
    Lily & Edward

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  11. You found so many pretty birdies! The female cardinal is just as beautiful as her red male, in our opinion.

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  12. Grreat pics as always! I can't believe your momma takes pictures of TREE RATS, though!

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  13. It was fun going along on your walk Cammie, your mom takes the best pictures. The birds are beautiful and the squirrel pic made me smile :-)

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