Saturday, March 29, 2008

Birding With Cousin Ruth & Timothy

Adult Male Eastern Northern Cardinal

Adult Male American Robin
Adult Male American Robin
Pileated Woodpecker hole

Adult Cedar Waxwing

Today at 8:30am cousin Ruth picked me up to go birding. Her husband, Timothy had also come to go birding. First we went to a place where people recently saw a Bald Eagle. When we went there we saw Common Mergansers, and Northern Cardinals. Then we went to another birding trail. As we drove in, I noticed a woodpecker hole. Then we started walking into the trail. We heard many different bird songs. Including a Bird of Prey. Then we went to a feeding station and there were Black-capped Chickadees, Red-breasted Nuthatches and Downy Woodpeckers feeding. Then we heard the call of a Pileated Woodpecker. Later, we went to another feeding station. We saw a hawk soaring, then cousin Ruth spotted a glimpse of a Pileated Woodpecker. Soon, Black-capped Chickadees, Red-breasted Nuthatches, White-breasted Nuthatches and Red-bellied Woodpeckers came. So we turned back and found another feeding station where a weird sparrow was perched. And Blue Jays came looking for peanuts. After all that excitement we left and went to where cousin Ruth works at a hospital. There we spotted a bright red cardinal defending its territory. So we where on our way to the van and a flock of Cedar Waxwings came! Along with a few American Robins. Cousin Ruth showed me where her feeders where and I spotted a Cedar Waxwing away from the flock. I got closer and closer until the camera lens touched it! It then flew saying seeeww! It had probably got drunked from eating the raw berries. It was probably very sick. I hope it recovers. So after that amazing experience we went in the van and on the way out there was a Cooper's Hawk near its nest. Anyway, after that we went to another trail where there was a mature tall forest. Hopefully I too could see the Pileated Woodpecker. But we searched for nearly and hour and no Pileated Woodpecker. But I still had a great time, thanks to Ruth!
That was my exciting Saturday!


Ruth said...

You got your post up quickly. We had a really good day again even if we didn't see the Bald Eagle or Pileated Woodpecker. I took only one picture. Your pictures are great.

Birdman said...

ruth-The video toke a hour to load. Thank you, I will email you pictures soon.