Wednesday, January 25, 2006

A Beautiful Day

The above picture was taken at the National Arboretum on Sunday. I was standing on the bank of the Anacostia River and facing towards the Asian Gardens. I wanted to express what a gorgeous day it was. On the left is a stand of bamboo trees that stay green all year. If you look carefully, you can see the security/deer fence in front.

This is not exactly a birding post, so I will add in the birds seen on Sunday. My sister spotted the bald eagles. Unfortunately they were too high up to catch a photo of them like the one here. They were so high that they blended into the sky at times. The woods behind the state tree grove continues to be very birdy.


Pied-billed Grebe
Canada Goose
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Ring-billed Gull
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Carolina Wren
Winter Wren
Northern Mockingbird
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
European Starling
House Finch
American Goldfinch
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal