Thursday, February 23, 2012
A Beautiful Day
This little bird in particular caught my eye. From my spot on the porch it looked and acted a bit like a nuthatch, but there was something different about it. The colors were all off. I knew I had never seen one of these birds before as I sat there watching it search all over my big tree. It even checked under the bark in its examination of the tree.
I found out later that my new bird is a brown creeper! I've known of these little birds for a long time, but this is the first I've ever seen. I knew I'd see some new things here in Iowa! But the best thing was really the day itself. This was the best day of the winter so far, and I wish days like this could continue all the way to spring.
Temperatures around here are supposed to begin dropping again until the middle of next week, so winter will be coming back for me. After that they'll go back up into the 50s, and it looks like spring will be here. I hope it's true.
I'm writing this very late at night and I'm very tired, so I think I'm going to finish for now. I'll see you in the comments section.
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