Explore the wonders of the Earth. In this site, you will find some information about hiking trails, some of the natural wonders in the places we explored, some itineraries of our travels, some road trip information, some health and fitness tips to enjoy the outdoors, and more of the simple joys from our natural world. Life, like hiking, has lots of ups and down, rugged and steep terrains, switchbacks, and beautiful scenic turns.- Betchai
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Some recent pictures of birds from our recent weekend wanderings here in San Diego. We were not into birding before, but somehow, since we had experienced the joy of young peregrine falcons spring of last year, we were hooked. :)
Juvenile Peregrine Falcon
Before, whenever we see birds in San Diego, we would just dismiss them as "just birds"! Now, they are no longer "just birds", they are BIRDS! Special creatures with wings, serenading us with soothing songs and chants.
Here are some shots of birds we captured lately here in San Diego.
TERN ( SORRY, FORGOT WHAT SPECIFIC TERN IS THIS )
PEREGRINE FALCON, LA JOLLA
NIGHT HERON, LAKE HODGES
OSPREY, MISSION BAY
GREBES, LAKE HODGES
DOUBLE CRESTED CORMORANT , LA JOLLA
BIRDS IN FLIGHT, LAKE HODGES
We are still not very sure if we'll progress into birders. It's easy usually to identify birders in the trail, they carry the following:
1. Birding Book :)
2. Swarovski binocular
3. PATIENCE (this one can't be bought )
As of now, all those 3 above that the birders carry, we do not have. But we sure enjoy seeing birds when we hike.