Here we are, about to head down my favorite hill to go up:
|"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:
This birdie was part of a big flock that flew off before Mom could focus the camera:
And this guy ...
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:
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.
|"I hear things."|
Mom and Dad saw lots of tiny Goldfinches in the brush, like these two:
It was hard for Mom to get a clear shot, as they kept going deeper into the branches!
|"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:
And Maggie spotted this wave of Snow Geese overhead:
Snow Geese always look like they need a good Drill Sergeant to straighten up their formation!
|"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.
|"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:
|Female Northern Cardinal|
What a great walk - and a great birding spree! Thanks for coming along with us!