Friday, June 27, 2003

Back to our old stomping grounds...

Today we set out for the bird place even though it's the heat of summer. It was still really warm, even at 7 a.m. Most of the water has been drained and is gone. We saw a neat green frog on the ground. It was so still that I'm lucky I didn't step on it.

We saw a lot of jackrabbits running around, too. We also saw several groups of pheasants where there were about 6-8 females with one male. Before, we have only ever seen a pair of a male and female together.

There was also a Great Blue Heron. He was so huge with its long skinny neck. Tons of gigantic dragonflies, Mourning Doves, Meadowlarks, blackbirds with red shoulders, a flock of pelicans and also a group of baby pheasants. We saw a deer by itself and then later two ran out in front of the car. We saw a Northern Harrier up close and a bunch of Greater White-fronted Geese.

We also saw an all-black duck with a red bill and yellow tip. We can't seem to identify it through any of our resources though. And I know we've seen it once before, which makes it even more frustrating trying to figure out what it is.

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