It’s my birthday

That means I’ve been busy hanging around with family and, to be honest, busy at work.

But! I’m going on a fun jaunt and will have things to share later today and tomorrow.

Italian cream cake. Thanks, grocery store.

In the meantime, I wish I could have gotten photos of the hundreds of cedar waxwings at work today. Wow. The most I ever saw all together!

Birthday wine. Very, very fruity.

Birding at Christmas

There’s always an Audubon Society-sponsored Christmas bird count that naturalists and bird lovers do every year. While I didn’t do that, I did enjoy the easiest bird watching ever, right outside the door of our rental house.

I shared the photo above on Facebook already, so you may have already seen it, but I was so happy to get a good shot of the cedar waxwings taking off from the tree where they’d been feasting on berries. I love all the different wing positions.

The waxwings were there all day, singing harmony when my kids were playing music, and just being beautiful.

I did try to get photos of the other birds, but I had to do it through the patio door, and that was awful. So, here’s a plain old list of who I saw!

  • Cardinals
  • Cedar Waxwings
  • Eastern bluebirds
  • English sparrows (of course)
  • Mockingbirds
  • Robins
  • Tufted titmice
  • Yellow warblers (yay!)

As you can imagine, it was quite colorful!