Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Winter Bird Watching
We are avid bird watches around here, and the picture above is a usual morning, except there would be a third person with binoculars looking at the birds with Justin and Reece...me.
The binoculars are always close by, ready to be grabbed as soon as a cardinal, blue jay or some other unknown bird shows up in the backyard. The guide books are easy to grab too if we need to identify the birds hanging out at the feeder.
These days we are seeing cardinals, blue jays, black capped chickadees, dark eyed juncos, American tree sparrows, red breasted nuthatches and a few morning doves. We have also been watching a couple of red squirrels as they munch away at the peanuts we leave on the kitchen window sill.
These amazing little creatures great us each morning, singing in our backyard and enjoying the feast we leave for them day after day. We watch them, we marvel at their beauty and we allow them to slow down our days, to remind us of the magic right outside our window.