December 18

We studied birds earlier this year, and we have all become pretty big bird nerds. We took a ride to a lake near Fremont and saw red-tailed hawks, cedar waxwings, cardinals, robins, juncos, blue jays, northern flickers, downy woodpeckers, and chickadees. Yesterday, we didn’t see any of those, but we did see a bald eagle, blue herons, and either a golden eagle or juvenile bald eagle (also we learned that you can only age bald eagles up through age 5; once their feathers turn completely white on their head they are “older than 5”).