I looked back last night in Cascade Ramblings, and noticed that for the past 10 years I have always put up a blog post on the first of January. Many years we were in Arizona, volunteering in Arizona State Parks along the Colorado River This year we are in Oregon for the second winter in a row, and are now living in the Dallas Retirement Village, where birding continues to occupy a big part of our life. And, like most days, we started the day with a bird walk. Below are featured the birds I photographed this first day of 2021 here at Dallas Retirement Village.
Friday, January 1, 2021
First Birds of 2021
Anna's HummingbirdWhen we stepped outside this morning at 8:30, the first bird we saw and photographed was this female Anna's Hummingbird, all fluffed up to say warm.
In a tree full of small birds we found eight White-crowned Sparrows.
A gorgeous male Sotted Towhee made his presence know in a thicket of bushes.
European StarlingThis European Starling, one of seven, was busy on a suet feeder