Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Downy Woodpecker

Quincy and I were on our morning walk and a little downy woodpecker was pecking away in a tree above us. Quite close up actually. They are so cute, one of my favorite local birds in Chicago.

Photo from Pinterest

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Western Bluebird

In the Bay Area this weekend for a really fun wedding (Congrats Kevin & Liz!), went on a little hike and saw two Western Bluebirds. I was surprised I didn't see more hawks since we saw at least two dozen mice scurrying about. The bluebirds were easily identifiable by their blue back and rust-orange "vest". Love!

Western Bluebird. Thanks Pinterest!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

American Goldfinch

Still jet lagged from Japan, after house cleaning at 3am, Quincy and I took a walk around South Pond. Yesterday I noted a sign that mentioned the American Goldfinch and how common it was, and I thought to myself "hmm I haven't seen one yet". Low and behold this morning one flies right in front of us. It really is a striking bird, bright yellow and dark black. The little guy made my day. Sometimes you have to really wonder how the world works in mysterious ways! Afterwards, Quincy was a big hit at Green City Market. He kept lying down at every vendor, winning over their hearts.

Found on Pinterest, wish I could have taken this photo!