From Tiny Birds, to Huge Birds
Today we are leaving our river local, and heading to Jackson. I’m sad, and happy both about this. I have really enjoyed the river, and all the birds here, but you guys know how I love Jackson.
I did get to see a new to me bird this trip, so that was fun.
This is a calliope hummingbird. At first I thought it was a young hummer. I had seen an Anna’s hummingbird, so I just assumed this tiny, fluffy one was a baby.
The next day the male was hanging out, and I quickly realized it was a calliope hummingbird.
The calliope hummingbird is the smallest bird in North America, at 3 inches, and a 10th of an ounce. And oh so very cute.
On the other end of that scale, I have been enjoying the bald eagles. There are a few young ones hanging out, but there is also this mature pair. I am guessing, they are a nesting pair. Perhaps they are the parents to the young ones I see.
I’ve seen them in the same tree several times, must be a favorite.
Such a majestic bird. I could watch them for hours.
I did go to the blue heron rookery again. I saw one nest with three really young chicks, they still have their baby feathers. It’s way hard getting photos, but if you look on the left of the nest you can see the three.
Yesterday morning we walked beside the river, and I got a series of photos of this osprey hovering. Love to see them do this.
Love the birds, but….it’s time for the next stage of this adventure.
It’s also triple anniversary time around here. Yesterday was our 11th wedding anniversary, and our 6th anniversary of full time RVing. Tomorrow is the anniversary of my 39th birthday too. (-;
Lots to celebrate.