The weekend.

It's been a busy weekend with not a whole lot of time for birding, but I managed to squeeze in a trip to Shillapoo Wildlife Area on Saturday afternoon.  Oh, and of course on Saturday evening I looked out my window and there it was, the Eurasian Collared-Dove, sitting in MY tree!   Still flying solo, but I can't imagine that will last long.

Along Lower River Road near Shillapoo I found a dead flicker in the road... RIP.


The dogs and I walked along a dike trail through some wetlands where we met this spokesman for the area:


The grasses at Shillapoo are filled with Savannah Sparrows and Common Yellowthroats...


Along the dike trail I found a family of Bewick's Wrens, some looking fairly young...


While we were there a storm was rolling in...


I took some photos with my phone too and played around with filters and such... Here's the same area:


Phone camera stuff is way too much fun.  That night when my friend and I were coming back from the store we noticed a sunset was a-happening, so we drove out to the bluffs and caught a pretty sick view...


Awesome.  Now I am off to meet a dog at the humane society!  Not for me, for my friend, but Jake is going to see if he approves.  Good times!!!