Matt and I checked out Mud Lake...it was so nice outside, and I even got a little sunburn. It was really busy with everyone having the day off and the sun shining. What attracted me there was the gold crowned kinglets, but of course I didn't find one. The first thing we saw were lots of swallows zipping around. I didn't look too carefully but definitely saw barn and tree.
|Witnessed something of a kerfluffle between two tree swallows.|
|Love the forked tail on the barn swallow.|
|Horribly backlit...what can you do?|
|On the ridge, a yellow-rumped warbler was hanging around and singing loudly.|
|Lastly, just before leaving, we caught a black-crowned night heron. Such great birds!|
Some stats from the movie:
- 3400 oil rigs off the gulf coast of Louisiana
- 7000 birds dead (seriously...does this not make you feel dead inside?)
- 1200 birds rehabilitated and released into the wild
Another amazing rehabilitation item: I was amazed, inspired and incredibly jealous to find out that a childhood friend of mine is now working with Kakapo in New Zealand. If you don't know about Kakapo, just watch the first disk of David Attenborough's Life of Birds. They are a flightless parrot and there are only 120 left. Anyways, this girl does seriously cool stuff...she also worked with wolves in Texas. She even has some pics of wolves licking her face.
Basically what I'm trying to say is that I'm seriously questioning my career choice and wishing I was doing something meaningful/wonderful like that. Should have studied biology....