Wild Turkey... Salamonie Reservoir, IN. My two sons and I went on a brief birding trip since we were back home for a few days to the Salamonie Reservoir. This was the ONE bird they wanted to see and that we did. While visiting and old friend (Marvin) at the nature center we were privileged to see 5 male Turkey's!
Unfortunately, this was one of those weekends that we all have to deal with periodically - a death in the family. My Uncle Donnie passed away last week and his memorial service was yesterday. Sadly, adulthood prevented me from spending much time with my uncle these past few years but it was hard to hear that he had passed nonetheless. Death, if anything, allows family and friends to reconnect - for this part, I was grateful.
When all else fails, Birding helps! Whether I am stressed or depressed, taking the time to go birding is almost always a cure. Today was no exception. Although we didn't see many species of birds, we did see some and some is always great!
Tufted Titmouse... Salamonie Reservoir, IN. No matter how many times I see this bird I can never get enough. When I first started watching birds this was one that I wanted to see the most! Since I lived in the city, it took a while but I remember the first time I did! I was the happiest fella on the planet!
My two sons... Salamonie Reservoir, IN. It typically doesn't take long when birding with my kids that they will become involved with something else. In this case, they were identifying all of the dead fish they could find. Victims of winter.
Pine Siskin... Salamonie Reservoir, IN. Another bird that I can't get enough of since I never see them in my backyard. Very cute bird.