4 Days Late And a couple $1000 short

Yesterday morning, when I got up for Alia's early morning meal, I heard about five different calls sounding like five different birds, one right after another.  Turns out it was one mocking bird.  Ever since the spring has sprung I've noticed all the pretty, trees, flowers, and birds.  I decided this morning I was going to become a birdwatcher.  As I got ready to document my findings today I thought to myself, "Hmm...when is bird day?"  Although our national bird day is in the beginning of January, I found out that Saturday was International Migratory Bird Day (the 4 days late) and it is held the second Saturday in May every year.  When I opened my front door I had my first oportunity to get a picture of a Robin.  I brought my camera up and zoomed in as much as possible and realized this was going to be harder than I thought.  The Robin that was 20 feet away looked like it was 100 feet away.  This is when a nice camera and lens would come in use (hence the couple $1000 short).  But I made do with what I had.  So although my pictures are SUPER grainy, I had a lot of fun and can't wait to get more pictures of birdies!

My homemade Hummingbird feeder.  Although I saw a hummingbird today I was too in awe to take a picture and then when I came to, it was gone.

Western Kingbird
Western Kingbird Photo

Bullock's Oriole

American Robin

House Sparrow
House Sparrow Photo

Hopefully more to come.  I still need to get a Hummingbird and that Mocking bird.  


Williams Family said...

Very interesting. I have never actually known a real bird watcher, just heard about them in movies. Your pictures are really cool. I dont think i could sit long enough or quiet enough to do it!

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Keiko said...

I noticed a lot of pretty birds, too. It's very different from pigeons and roosters, right? I love spring here.

Nikki said...

what happened to your green and white checks? Cool birds. kind of an old person hobby, don't ya think? ;)

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