First!

4 Jan

While my site isn’t the type where people vie to get to make the FIRST comment on each post, I would like to think that the birds were vying to be my first bird of the year.

I’d be kidding myself, however.  New Year’s Day found me still battling a nasty cold.  Therefore my butt stayed planted on the couch all day.  We headed over to my mother-in-law’s for dinner in the late afternoon.  My eyes were peeled as we drove to her place.  We were 9 miles away before I saw a bird.  Really.  I couldn’t believe.

Finally, when we stopped for gas, I saw a trio of Common Ravens flying high over the redwood forests of Henry Cowell State Park.
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This guy was wondering around my school just asking me to capture it and show the beautiful beak and  hidden colors in his (her?) feathers.  Gorgeous creatures.  (Despite appearances, this bird was not one-legged!)

I started a new year list.  Wonder if I’ll keep it updated this year.

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2 Responses to “First!”

  1. Clare 4 January, 2011 at 5:51 am #

    Raven just happens to be my first bird of the year also. Truly an auspicious start Liza.

    • lizalee 4 January, 2011 at 5:56 am #

      Somehow I knew it would also be your first bird as well! 😀 But a year that starts with a raven sighting . . . it’s got to be good!

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