Thursday, December 28, 2006


Today we took Ariel for her first bird watching adventure! After Ken had his dentist appointment, we headed off to the reifel bird sanctuary. I had the idea yesterday, and decided it be a perfect activty for today. When we first arrived, Ariel was sleeping so we put her in the stroller and walked the path. We saw lots of chickadees, towhees, sparrows, various ducks and many other birds. It was a gorgous day, a bit cold, but we bundled up and took lots of pictures. There were lots of families out there today, as well as photographers and bird enthusiasts. Ken was impressed with the turn out and the overall knowledge of the people around him, specially since he is quite the bird man himself.

Ariel woke up once we had reached the tower so we indroduced her to some very well fed ducks. Hehe. In some areas the water was frozen and the ducks were skating across it. After about 2 hours, we decided to get home for a sushi lunch and a nap. I look forward to future trips here with Ariel as she grows up. I hope she can be a bird girl like her daddy. Looks like we are off to a good start.

Below are a few of the pictures I took today: a bufflehead duck, wood duck, pintail duck, a squirrel having lunch with a chickadee, Ariel and I on top of the lookout tower, swans in the field, ducks at my feet and the skating ducks I mentioned. Tomorrow is Ariel's 4 month appointment and her second set of shots, wish us luck.


allison said...

Wow, those pictures are amazing... especially with one with the ducks that sort of forms a flower type effect. Very cool!

Jay said...

thanks! its always fun to try and get some cool shots.

Dynamitedianne said...

What a perfect day for your outing! I'm glad that our first day of sunshine in two months was shining on you.

The water in your pictures is what catches me the most... it looks so still and calm.

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