What are the odds of seeing another bluebird after just seeing several for the first time? Pretty good! I spotted this gal on a wire above a lake at the Unity Village Hiking Trail.
What kind of bird is that? I asked my husband who replied, probably some sort of finch. We need better bird identification skills! As I crept closer, I still wasn’t entirely sure. Confession: Even after getting closer and taking the photo below, I still had to come home and look up what I photographed. Perhaps, soon I’ll be able to readily identify our state bird!
Turns out the trail we hiked along is part of the Great Missouri Birding Trail! Birds we saw besides our friendly little bluebird:
This little goldfinch looking for berries. Who are looking at, lady? We also spotted this robin taking a drink from a small stream: And a busy Bluejay: We also heard but did not see a few woodpeckers, and lots more loud Bluejays. Spotted but not photographed were turkey vultures soaring in the sky as well as a few geese and a killdeer as we pulled into the parking lot. A group of crows also flew over our head as we were finishing our hike but the photo was too blurry to share.
You can view a few more photos from our hike in this post. We also saw a little turtle: And this furry creature:
Other birds spotted during the course of the last week:
A flock of seagulls! The birds, not the band. It still seems strange to think we have seagulls in Missouri. They were flying around during my oldest son’s band competition. I managed to get one on camera although it’s not the best photo (I was zooming in from the stadium seats):
What birds have you seen so far this fall?