Activity #1: I was at the coast this past weekend and saw cormorants and pelicans. Besides pelicans being so much larger and lighter colored, they are so much more graceful in flight with slower wing movements and frequent gliding. The cormorants necks are long, they are dark in color and beat their wings so quickly in flight. Very easy to tell the difference.
Activity 2 & 3:
2 California quail at my local nursery
Several turkey vultures flying over the neighborhood
House Finches in the backyard. Here’s one male perched on my fence. I love the cheerful chirping. Love all finches!
My husband and I went for a walk around the pond/wetland area in our neighborhood in Redding, CA and saw an osprey cruising overhead. That was a first and pretty magnificent. We usually see them by the Sacramento River.
Looking at the Wall of Birds and watching an episode of Our Planet, I’m really fascinated by the Wandering Albatross. So huge and what a life! Watch the series. Great bird footage in the episodes I’ve seen so far.