You might have noticed that I do a lot of linocuts featuring birds, so I'm sure it's no surprise that I've got birder tendencies. Since I've been using eBird for a long time participating in the Global Big Day was kind of a no-brainer. But rather than just record data from my usual patch I teamed up with an old friend to check out some additional locations.
The day started out lovely enough....
|7:00 am. Blue skies and a few clouds.|
|8:00 am. Oh, look! A pelican in perfect light! Maybe another lino?|
|Early afternoon. Loggerhead shrike. Definitely some lino potential here.|
|Some rain, but mostly SNOW. Not sticking yet, but will be soon.|
Snow in May is not unusual here, and during the time it has taken to type this post most of it has already disappeared. It's lovely, in a "seriously-can-we-just-get-back-to-green-please" sort of way.
But cold, wet, and gray days are good for painting little bird linos with cheery and colorful palettes, so that's what I'm up to now. As for birds, we ticked 71 species yesterday... including a few that I don't manage to see every year. Birds, prints, snow. No denying that it's springtime in the Rockies!