Tuesday, December 26, 2006

twas the day after christmas...

...and we went for a stroll at Arrowhead Marsh. Robb was very tired from seeing a movie the night before (our first movie at a theater in almost a year!) so he mostly used the wheelchair. Robb still cannot sit in one place for long periods of time without "paying the price" the next day.

The vultures were swooping close overhead. Usually, these birds fly so high that you can't really see their faces. This group seemed to be enjoying themselves immensely.

And one tree in particular was appealing to raptors. We stopped to photograph this white tailed kite,

which was chased off by this hawk, who allowed me to take a number of photos,

and eventually was replaced by this fellow. This is a large park. One wonders what was so attractive about this particular tree.

We really like this park, and come here often. It is laid out well for wheelchair usage, and we always see something interesting.

This is an eared grebe. I love its fluffy petticoats.

Sorry, I'm still a bit slow from being sick. I know I should include some real content in this entry, but you'll have to settle for a pictoral version of the Christmas Bird Count, instead.

1 comment:

knitica said...

who's that last amazing bird?


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