Friday, June 4, 2010
Birding -- Day 1
This morning was the bird hike at the forest preserve. There were almost 20 of us, which made it a bit hard to hear what the naturalist was saying, and we made quite a bit of noise, so the birds definitely knew we were coming. But I did see a Baltimore Oriole going back and forth to its nest, and I can now identify an Indigo Bunting. All in all, we saw about 11 species of birds, most of which I could already identify. But still, not bad. I was trying to juggle between my camera and binoculars, which quickly became impossible, so I ditched the camera. But here's a picture Don took the last time we were at the Aboretum of a Baltimore Oriole perching atop its nest. It's a great picture -- wish I could take credit for it!