This past Saturday Jeff and I took stroll to one of our favorite birding spots outside of my Sickstas yard, which in my opinion is very birdie. We drove about ten miles to Weymouth Woods.
It was early afternoon before we braved the coldish air…We are wimps these days and anything below 55 has us closeted away indoors seeking warmth.We did go out despite the chilly air…all bundled up in our thick fleece and down.
I don’t know the plant below..but I loved seeing the pink in the Long-needle pine forest.
This woods is famous for the declining population of the Red-cockaded Woodpecker..which we didn’t see this day…as we were out for a walk too…and didn’t want to spend the time searching the pines or waiting at the feeders..It was the type of birding day that if we heard birds, or saw movement we stopped, as we hiked the trail…but we didn’t go out of our way to find a bird. We know there are Bachmann's sparrows here..but didn’t bother to look…We get great views and songs from them here in the spring.
Looks like Orange Mock Oyster Mushroom..but not sure.We stood at this spot for a long time…this area dips down into the wet area…
After a few hours the sun was starting to go down and we were getting cold..
Hope you are all staying warm…
Jeff and I did not venture outside at all yesterday..It was too cold..
How is it in your neck of the woods?