Thursday, December 31, 2009

Avoiding Video Games

School being out as it is for a few more days means the kids are home, and bored, and love playing video games - the really loud, shoot 'em up, killing kind. Well, my little nerves can only take so much of that, so I took another walk along the Jordan River yesterday. Awe. Peace and quite and beauty and some good birds.


A flock of about 10 White-crowned Sparrows. Pretty little birds.

 
Another Kestrel. Probably the same one from the day before.

 
Not birds, but still very pretty to watch.

 
And one I don't often see - a Wilson's Snipe.

 
The snipe making an escape from the camera.

Other birds today included Mourning Doves, a Cooper's Hawk, House Finch, many House Sparrows, Starlings, about 25 Canada Geese, Song Sparrow, Juncos, and others.

Taking walks on winter days is quite peaceful.

5 comments:

r4i said...

These all photos are very nice and attractive.These all photos are awesome like these all photos.Thanks for this one.

Felicia said...

Lovely shots--I love the look for the birds against the snow; it looks so peaceful. I guess the cold doesn't bother them!

Jenny said...

Thanks for all the photos. Next time, call me, and I'll walk with you I need some quiet too! :) I promise not to scare the birds.

Wendy said...

Jenny, next time I go, I will call you. :)

deejbrown said...

Feels like I am out there walking in the quiet with you!