We’ve been in Central Missouri for the last few days, just hanging out before my Grandma’s funeral next week. One of the big highlights for me has been bird watching. I never really considered myself to be much of a bird watcher, but I have been fascinated watching them this weekend.
Central Missouri was bombarded with snow the last couple of weeks – 24″ total at my parents’ house! My dad has huge bags of bird seed and we’ve been feeding the birds several times a day just outside their back door. I am amazed at the birds I’ve seen – cardinals, blue jays, gold finches, purple finches, red wing black birds, starlings, a red headed woodpecker, one pigeon, and a bunch more I haven’t identified yet. It’s so funny watching the birds hop about, fly away when they get startled, and come back when they think it’s safe.
Of course, I’ve also been taking pictures. The light is terrible which makes it difficult, but I think I’ve finally got a few good shots.
Here are my favorites:
Are you a bird watcher? What’s been the favorite bird you’ve seen out and about? I highly recommend feeding your birds to see what you get! It’s been a lot of fun and very healing in a troubling time.