Yesterday I went for my first “real” nature walk where I now live. Terri has lived in this development for a number of years and I was immediately attracted to it the first time I went to pick her up. It was a logical decision when we decided to buy to look for something in here. For the last 5 years I’ve lived in an apartment on a small pond and always felt blessed to see lots of birds but that was only 1/4 an acre or so. Where I’ve moved to, the development (my back yard) is close to 300 acres and has many lakes, a golf course and lots of varied habitat!!! What a large yard list I plan to have.
Just the start to my list … Click on any picture to enlarge and sharpen!
If you’ve followed this Blog for very long you know that I generally don’t put a bird on any of my lists unless I have a picture of it. My belief is that with today’s technology and if you are a good, patient birder you WILL eventually get identifiable pictures of everything you see. Notice that I use the word Identifiable … there are many birds that are difficult to photograph well (Swallows come to mind) and not all pictures have to be worthy of posting to count on my list … just so that it can be ID!
Thanks for following and I’ll try to occasionally post how my yard list is growing, but I still have a big year to finish up!!