The birding excitement actually started at home over my morning coffee from the kitchen window. I spotted a Red-bellied Woodpecker in our backyard. This is the first time we've seen this species in our yard, so we were pretty excited! Unfortunately Rob only saw it when it flew away, but I had some good looks through my bins. Also, we have White-crowned Sparrows in the yard at the moment, Rob had been seeing them through out the week, but today was the first time I did.
|New yard species, Red-bellied Woodpecker! (Not Rob's photo, Google image)|
|White-crowned Sparrows are in the yard this time of year.|
|Pair of Wood Ducks close to home.|
|They were both busy preening.|
After an early dinner we went out for another brief walk at a local green space. We were treated to an Eastern Bluebird sighting, first time for me seeing them in the area, and also had some great views of a Northern Flicker.
|Male Eastern Bluebird, what a beauty!|
|Northern Flicker, always nice to see.|
All photos taken by Rob today except for the Red-bellied Woodpecker which is a Google Image.