My husband and I made a quick trip back to my parents last weekend. A person hates to leave the hills during the fall. The colors are so amazing and fall is very short lived.
I was able to add a few more birds to my birding list. The grouse were hard to get a photo of. They move pretty fast. This one stopped for a second on the electric lines and I got a quick photo.
I already have a red tailed hawk photo, but this one posed, unlike the other one. We saw tons of them on the drive home and back. It was heartbreaking that I missed a photo of a bald eagle on the coolest rock sticking up out of the prairie. By the time we realized it was real and got turned around it had flown off. We will forever have the picture in our head.
Red Tailed Hawk
As you can see, the leaves are just starting to turn at my parent's place.
I think I have a song sparrow photo also, but this guy kept taunting me for a photo.
My mother's flower bed. Is always amazing. Those petunias are all volunteers. Our short growing season and shady yard would never encourage this type of growth.
It is snowing again and my crab apple tree is filled with robins, flickers, and turkeys. They are very happy to have some food during our latest snowstorm.
I have looked and looked. I think this is an orange crowned warbler rather than a yellow warbler. Yellow warbler's have bars on the wings and the orange crowned doesn't. If I have mis-identified please let me know.
Orange Crowned Warbler
I hope you are having better weather. It was a good trip home last weekend and I did enjoy taking it easy this weekend. I needed a quiet weekend. Hopefully the roads won't be too icy tomorrow.