Monday, January 26, 2015

Loving Usery Mountain Park

This is a Lovebird that I photographed on this morning's bird walk.  Known as a Rosy-faced Lovebird, or in some guide books as a Peach-faced Lovebird, this member of the Parrot Family is found in good numbers here in the Usery Mountain Regional Park. They are small birds of only six and a half inches from head to tail. Native to Africa they were escaped caged birds that now have established feral populations.  This was a new addition to our Life List as well as a Harris Hawk which we also identified today. In all we had a good list of 19 species.  

After lunch we were able to move into camping site #47.  It is only available for this one night, so tomorrow night we will probably stay in the overflow parking lot again.  It was easy to stay last night in the overflow lot, and we are loving this park so much that we plan on staying several days. A 3,500 acres, and close to 30 miles of trails, we still have some area to cover. 

1 comment:

  1. Very colorful! We love watching the Harris Hawks and their family interactions.