Since I work Tuesday through Saturday, I view Sunday and Monday as my birding days. Naturally I try to pack a weeks worth of birding into these two days. Today was no different.
Today we headed out hoping to see birds of prey. Almost immediately we spotted a Cooper's Hawk along the highway. Woo Hoo! Off to a great start! Although we didn't count the number of Red-Tailed Hawks, it seemed like there were hundreds (one of which stayed still long enough to gake a pretty decent picture). Both of us were spotting RT Hawks left and right. One of the times I spotted a hawk soaring up high to the left of the highway. It only took a second to realize it had a dark tail band, dark "knuckles," and windows on the wings. I'm glad there wasn't much traffic because I'm sure I drifted into the other lane while gazing out the window. :) A quick check with the guide confirmed a Rough-legged Hawk. Excellent! A Lifer!
I've never had trouble finding something to do...Cycling,tennis, creating something out of stained glass are a few things I enjoy. Recently I've added birding to the list and suspect it will become a lifelong hobby.