Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fall Colors and Birds

I've been looking at photos on the internet of the pretty leaves that have turned red and gold. I thought I'd show you the reds and golds around here:


And gold! I guess you can tell that fall here does not include falling leaves. In fact it feels just like summer. I have to enjoy the lovely flowers that are blooming rather than leaves changing their colors.

One important thing, however, is that the birds here are in their fall plumage. Even the gulls look very different and the laughing gulls are quiet for a change. But, this makes identifying birds quite tricky!

We go to a nearby bird and nature center at least once a week. Each time we see something different because of fall migration. As it gets cold up north the birds are coming south. Many stop by right here to eat and rest and then go farther south for the winter. This sign is in front of the center and I thought it was a funny sign. If I stood behind it you wouldn't be able to see me at all!

I have my binoculars ready to look for birds.

Some of them are very far away.

I grabbed my camera and took some photos so you can see some of the birds we saw on this day:

These are white pelicans, terns and gulls.

This is a great egret.

Peek-a-boo! This is a young heron.

And this is a tri-colored heron.

That's about it for now. Next I hope to do a post on the celebrations here for Día de Los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. It's more important here than Halloween!

~Kiki signing off


  1. I love the last picture of the bird.

  2. Yeah I lived in Mexico for about 2 years and our whole neighborhood was doing the day of the dead. But now we're back in the U.S. So now Halloween is back!

  3. What beautiful photos! I love the picture of you behind the sign about pictures. :)

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