Last week, I did a bit of bird watching. Not so much bird photographing.
I have only one lonely bird photograph to share. However, I do have some fun bird watching tales to tell. It makes me wonder about it all. Do we call this sport (hobby?) bird watching or bird photographing? I love trying to capture the bird photos and joining in this link up each week.
However, I also love simply watching the birds. Many weeks I’m simply too busy to go out and search for that elusive perfect bird photo. This was one of those weeks. Full time work schedule, home fairly exhausted each night. School started for the boys this week. Mad dash for school supplies on Wednesday. Saturday full of family and the high school marching band preview show. Errands and now, rain on Sunday.
By far, not even a great photo of a goldfinch. However, seeing the flash of yellow go by us and then, pointing it out in their garden. Definitely, a great bird watching joy! That’s how my bird watching happened this week, quick stolen moments as I went about my days and evenings.
Other Bird Watching Moments From Last Week:
- Heard, then saw a cardinal in the neighbor’s evergreen tree. Watched the neighborhood mockingbird fly over and perch in the same tree. And then, the little hummingbird zipped over to the tree as well. What a time to not have my camera! However, instead of worrying about the perfect shot. I simply stood and watched. Soon enough the hummingbird buzzed away. Then, the mockingbird. Lastly, the cardinal.
- Things I need to research: Why do they call them turkey vultures? To preschool children, they look like eagles. The kids look at me with wide eyes when I say, “I think eagles are a little bit bigger than those birds”
- A group of geese just hanging out in the Target parking lot after a brief afternoon rain shower moved through our area.
- Many swifts or maybe barn swallows flying about in the sky making their familiar calls.
- Last night, a hawk or maybe a falcon (my husband thinks it was a falcon, I think it was a young Cooper’s hawk) flying to a tree in a front yard down the street. And then off, to another area.
Sometimes, it’s nice to take a small (forced) break from trying to capture all the birds with the camera. I still enjoy just watching them. What birds did you enjoy watching last week?
Joining in the Bird Depot hosted by Anni over at I’d Rather B Birdin’