26 October 2013

Anniversary Birding

One year ago today, Lindsay and I were celebrating our 10th anniversary sipping hot chocolate while sitting on a deck watching hummingbirds in the Ecuadorian highlands at Tandayapa.  A few of the more interesting species we saw that morning were Western Emerald, Brown Inca, Violet-tailed Sylph, and Booted Racket-tail.

Western Emerald
Brown Inca
Violet-tailed Sylph
Booted Racket-tail
Today we celebrated our 11th anniversary with a group from the South Bend-Elkhart Audubon Society on a birding field trip at Potato Creek State Park.   We were greeted by two mature Bald Eagles and a variety of other good birds including Ruddy Duck, American Wigeon, Gadwall, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-rumped Warbler, and White-throated Sparrow.

Bald Eagles
Bald Eagles
Not quite the same as birding in Ecuador, but a good morning of birding nonetheless, and a great way to spend the morning of our anniversary.

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