It’s been months since Kim and I had been out together to do any birding mostly due to weather, so we put our faith in the weatherman and planned to head out to Reifel. We were not to be disappointed, the sun shone bright and the temperatures quite mild.
Most the usual suspects were there to great us along with some seasonal favourites and a pair of Sandhill cranes who have nested and laid two eggs. Last year, the cranes successfully hatched and raised one of the eggs and today the young colt blends right in with the adults. One can only hope for at least the same outcome this year.
Here is a photographic diary of our day in the sun!
Red-wing Blackbird (female)
Momma Crane on her nest
An uncooperative Marsh Wren
A pair of feathered rats..oops I mean Pigeons ;-)
I took some time to admire some lovely spring blooms while Kim followed the hums of a Rufous Hummingbird.
The rains have returned today and I am stuck inside these four walls with fingers crossed I will get out again soon. Until then, I have my backyard birds to keep me happy.
Look who’s back in town…….