I've been interested in birds since I was a little girl. I thought all mothers were like mine. From time to time, Mom would grab the binoculars which she kept close by and run to the kitchen window. She kept track of the all the birds she saw in her bird book. I joined a bird watching club in High School and went on a few birding trips in the area. As an adult, I bought my own bird book to keep track of the birds I've seen, and my children remember me running to the window with binoculars and bird book in hand!
|This is a snappy little bird I see a lot in parking lots. It's an African Pied Wagtail. Looks pretty sharp in its black and white suit.|
|I've seen this bird a couple of times. It's a dark, chocolately color of brown with an interesting head. It's a Hamerkop, also sometimes called a Hammerkop or a Hammerhead Stork.|