…a juvenile yellow-bellied sapsucker. He suprised me while I was trying to take a picture of something else. I had to use google to help me identify him. Pretty cool, though!
Today we set out for a day of crabbing. What a beautiful day! Sky was blue. Sun was out. We got our fill of crab – both dungeoness and rock crab. We boiled them up at home and were treated to an exceptional dinner.
At one point during the day, a bald eagle circled right above us for a while, riding the thermals. This was the best I could capture. Pretty bird.
We share our property with some very friendly and vocal mockingbirds – the state bird of Texas. Here’s one:
And here’s the song that is now stuck in my head. Enjoy!
Was up all night. Again. Got a few hours break until another all night session tonight on this work thing. So, I finally made it to the gym to work off some stress. Caught this cardinal giving me the goose eye.
Exactly 4 months ago today I posted a picture of a birdhouse I had just made. The sides are hinged and open to reveal clear plastic walls inside the birdhouse – a “peek-a-boo” birdhouse.
The birdhouse sat on the table next to the couch for a long time, because Keeto liked to perch on it while we were all sitting in the gameroom. But I finally hung it up outside about 6 weeks ago.
Well, I couldn’t help myself, so I finally peeked inside and saw a nest and an egg! My friend Doray said it could be a bewick wren, when I described the momma bird to her that has been keeping watch in the birdhouse and nearby. I looked it up online and sure enough, i think it is a bewick wren. Just one egg, though. But, I’m so excited to see a birdie in residence.
I was also happy to see mom come back to the birdhouse afterwards. I’ll leave them in peace now and resist the urge to take another look.