Thursday, September 25, 2008

Bird Watching (and snapping)....


Our friends the Jeff & Joelle Gunther, recently gave me a great little book called “Birds of the Puget Sound Region" by Bob Morse. This book has turned out to be one of the most useful bird books I have ever used. Since birds featured in the book are only located in the Puget Sound, identifying birds around my house is much easier. On several occasions with other bird books I would “identify” a bird I thought I had just seen... only to find out when I read the fine print that the bird was only located in some remote village in Africa :~)

This book also has a spot under each bird where you can fill in “Date & Location Seen”. I have decided to start updating these sections AND try to get pictures of each bird. Over the last two days I have seen a Spotted Sandpiper, Blue Heron (daily occurrence) and a Horned Grebe in our back yard. I was able to get a picture of the Sandpiper and Heron (I had an earlier picture of the Grebe)…here are the pictures…
Spotted Sandpiper
Horned Grebe