Sonidos Serranos

Sonidos Serranos: Sounds of the Sierras...
Reflecting some of my family's interests: God's wonderful creation (especially mountains and hills!), music, and language...

Psalm 121:1-2 (NASB)

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

17 March 2018

Birds of North America

Three weeks ago we were in Uruguay – at camp and then in the campo (countryside) – admiring the beauty of God’s creation and especially the local birds.

This week, we’ve been studying a number of birds of the northern hemisphere – up close – in Dad and Mom Steel’s back yard in SC.

On Monday we were amazed that the smaller birds at the feeders did not even seem to notice the hawk in the nearby tree!

It seems to be a juvenile Cooper’s Hawk; we’ve at least narrowed it down to the accipiter species.

So far we’ve also seen (and photographed!) a number of favorites:

Cardinals & Bluebirds (males & females)

Carolina Wren, the South Carolina State Bird

Starling & Robin

Mockingbird, the former SC State Bird

Tufted Titmouse

(various) Sparrows

And several others we are trying to identify...

We also saw (and are hoping to photograph!) what is either the Red-Headed Woodpecker or the Red-Bellied Woodpecker.

So thankful for these “real life” educational opportunities!

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