"Mothers work wonders once they are convinced that wonders are demanded of them." ~Charlotte Mason

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

More Lake Birds

Besides the pelicans and bald eagle, we get to see lots of other birds here at the lake. Below are a few pictures of birds we have seen here recently.

Great Egrets:

Roadrunner (this little guy hopped up on our office windowsill!):

Eastern Bluebird (one of our favorites!):

And last, and certainly least, the Turkey Vulture:

We awaken each morning to the sound of many different songbirds, mainly various sparrows, American Robins, Carolina Wrens, Dark-Eyed Juncos, and lots of others. We also have an assortment of ducks and woodpeckers, as well as owls, Rock and Mourning Doves, Bluejays, Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds, Red-Tailed Hawks, Northern Harriers and an occasional Great Blue Heron or Cooper's Hawk. What a beautiful place to live! We are so blessed to be here.

Sorry the pictures aren't very close-up. Those birds keep spying me, and flying away from me! Perhaps I need a better camera...


The Herd said...

Love the pics! We are studying those listed birds for school!

Jubilee said...

Happy to help. :)

I highly recommend www.whatbird.com for bird identifying. It lets you choose lots of different search criteria, and the results pages for each bird are very descriptive, and even include the calls for the different birds.