An Amateur Birdwatcher's tally
The goldfinch pair circled the thistle sock hanging off a lilac tree. More than the sun shining and find temperatures they signaled spring. It was a delight to watch them mix with our sparrows, juncos, and chickadees. This happened on Saturday.
The bits of bright blue in silver sparkled over the Marsh at flaming geyser park. “Is that a kingfisher?” no, there were too many of them. The swallows are back! about 10 tree swallows fluttered over the mostly still water and mixed with the Red Wing black birds. A single mallard duck floated happily below.
It was a beautiful day for the park. Maggie and I walked. My sister walked Katie. And a sweet Canadian goose couple wandered across grass and water alike. The weather was nice and warm. The sun shone beautifully. Personally I think spring is here.
All our usual suspects appeared on my list this weekend, plus the swallows and finches. We saw crows, pigeons, mallards, blue Heron, Robins, a kestrel, an eagle, starlings, Red Wing blackbirds, Canada geese, swallows, sparrows, juncos, and chickadees as well as the goldfinch pair. Check out my updated birding gallery!
I love birdwatching. It's relaxing and fun. Even though I've been birding for over 10 years I classify myself as an amateur birder. I plan to write a blog each month about my experiences. Hope you enjoy them!