Saturday, October 22, 2016

An Outing

On a recent trip I did a wee bit of bird watching. Didn't see as many as I would have liked but I was excited to add two new ones to my bird book. When I see a new one, I circle the name and add the location.

Just started doing that the last couple years, seeing new ones, circling ones I remembering seeing in this place or the other.

I watched a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker pecking away on a tree in my son's yard. It was stinking hard to see that bird, it blended right in with it's surroundings but I kept on til I got this shot.

You can bet there were a lot of other shots that didn't turn out as well.

And, while driving over a bridge, we saw a bird I'd never seen before..... a white pelican! All the ones at the beach near where I live are brown so that was pretty exciting. And, I didn't have my camera ready. I was so teed off!!

We found a heron sitting on a log in the lake.

So, just wanted to share these finds with you on Saturday Critters - Camera Critters  and The Bird D'pot

Oh, and on this outing that day to Wheeler State Park in North Alabama, we saw a deer in the edge of the woods.

We had a fun time, even though we didn't see all the birds we wanted to.

Lunch at the lodge was great.


  1. Your Sapsucker photo is better than any I have made - they do blend into their surroundings making it hard to get a clear photo.
    I love Herons - always glad to see them.
    Have a wonderful week-end!

  2. What a good idea to circle the bird in your book and state the place seen. Such a simple but very effective way to record what you have seen, I will be copying that idea. Have a great weekend.

  3. Nice pics. I haven't seen the Sapsucker, beautiful image. I do like your bird good and method of recording. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hello, I like the sapsucker and the heron. Pretty variety of birds. Love the deer too. Great sighting and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, have a happy weekend!

  5. Here you are! I used to live along a river where there were Herons aplenty. Now I live on the ocean and we see plenty of seagulls and ducks and such. I love to watch the birds as well.

  6. Some great sightings and wonderful photos. I find it so difficult to capture woodpeckers on camera!
    Hope you had a wonderful weekend :)


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