I decided to take a short stroll home vs. catching a ride on this glorious Fall, Veterans, 40th Birth, day. While "strolling" past a thicket of honeysuckle I heard an unfamiliar chip note and stopped to pish..uh hem...for birds that is. Turns out it was White-throated Sparrows. I have not been birding and it is the first time I have seen them since last Winter. Glad I walked. The pishing also attracted a mockingbird, cardinals, chickadees, finches, squirrels and the glaring staring suspicious neighbors. Also had a Red-shouldered Hawk land nearby my front yard yesterday and then give me a nice flyover followed closely by a marauding mockingbird. I am getting the itch. No, not jock or 7 year....the itch to get out and do some birding. A trip to Los Angeles should be in my near future and that will be some great Winter birding!
Your annual dose of me reliving the glory days of 22 years ago!
(my sister asked me to post it again...really.)