This past weekend marked the first time I lead people on a bird walk. I hadn't really done it before and I was quite nervous. What if there were no birds? What if it rained? What if no one showed? Well, all those fears aside, I caught a couple of lucky breaks. Weather was good, people showed, and even better, the birds showed! It was a quick one hour walk around a local state park but we got some impressive birds. Wood Thrush, Prairie Warbler, Black-and-White Warblers were all out and calling. It was great to see. But the thing I appreciated the most was that throughout the walk, the other people on the walk were excited and enthralled by every bird we saw. Cardinals, Downy Woodpeckers, Tufted Titmice were enchanting to them and helped me appreciate how much birding can connect us to nature. I know that I'd like to lead more walks and I hope I get the opportunity soon! In the mean time, enjoy some of my recent photos!
Terns and Turnstones