This weekend,Richard and I saw a flock of cedar waxwings on the cedar trees by the trail at Panola Mountain (the cedar trees just beside the trail as you walk up from the Lake Alexander.) What beautiful birds! They only visit here in the winter, and are quite hard to see, they flit and flutter so quickly! That bright yellow on the tail is such a wonder when you see it, and the buff color, which may look drab in a photo is such a pretty shade! And look at that little face, like a bandit's mask!
Also, near the parking lot at Panola Mountain (near the Nature Center there), we saw a flock of robins with blackbirds...we don't normally see blackbirds so we had to look them up...they are rusty blackbirds. We instantly knew they were rusty blackbirds when we were able to hear them on this site.
Red shouldered hawk
Richard saw the red shouldered hawk in our own backyard! (I missed it, I was at work. Oh well!)
Richard took some photos but I got these off the internet so you can see them better.
Hey! I hope y'all like this cartoon as much as I do! I think I am better off when I am climbing one of my mountains or looking for birds! (Depression is a very serious issue. If medication is something that is needed for you, then make sure you take it. I found a very good video about living with depression, "the black dog". Understanding a problem makes us all better to cope with it.) Take care.
|That's me on top of Stone Mountain from Jan. 21, 2013!|