It’s been over a month and I’m sorry. I’ve been positively slammed at work and at life in general, giving me no time for birding and certainly not enough time for this website. I hope that’s changed for good, so hopefully we’re back on track.
I did get the opportunity recently to stop by the Botanica Gardens here in Wichita, which is an excellent spot to see gorgeous flowers and perfectly curated garden areas. They do have an area designated just for bird watching, though I had little luck there. Speaking of luck, I had managed to find two different Tufted Titmice! The bad luck is that I wasn’t able to get a single picture and titmice are some of the birds I’ve really been wanting to get in my repertoire. Oh well.
I did get decent shot of a Gray Catbird, which I’ve never seen before. Cool birds and hopefully I get some more. Besides the catbirds, I also got an okay shot of a cardinal and of a Black-capped Chickadee. Ever since I upgraded my camera rig, I’ve been trying and trying to get a chickadee but just haven’t been able to. Thankfully, one stood still long enough for a good shot!
There’s also a picture of a Black Crowned Night Heron, which I took at the zoo. Though it is a picture taken at the zoo, it’s actually a wild heron that just happened to be there. I’ll have a post at some point about the captive birds at the zoo, but that’s for later.
Featured heavily in this week’s album is the Killdeer, a little fella I’ve been hoping to get good snaps of. I’ll be featuring the Killdeer as a bird of the week, so I don’t want to talk about them too much. But they are such neat birds!
You’ll also see two more new birds. The birds are Eastern Kingbird and the Northern Mockingbird. Neither shot of the new birds is great, but I still wanted to document them for my life list.
I hope you enjoy the pictures and I hope you’ll forgive the absence! Let me know what you think.