Let me just explain...I'm not on vacation...who needs to vacation when you live in the sunny south, but my daughter Rachel is here from the cold north to spend time with us while Morgan is on her school vacation.
They were kind enough to go with me to Guntersville to check out some gulls reported at the pier.They braved the wind while I took photos. My bird pictures aren't the greatest but this is a California Gull here in Alabama.
It's the big one on the left, confirmed by my birder friends at the Yahoo group Albirds. I also got a Lesser Black-backed Gull, both life birds for me.Back home the birds are enjoying the sunny weather and there are quite a few following Rachel's lead and coming down for vacation.
I've seen a few Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers.
(again sorry about the photo quality all the birds decided to be as high up at the could get)An American Robin, and the Northern Flicker, Alabama's State Bird
She took us on a walk to see her beautiful property. Then we went to a private home here on Gunter Mountain.
It is the most stunning place you would ever want to live.
They have a waterfall in their front yard and a stone house they built from the rocks on their property. More waterfalls surround the house and they have caves as well. The gardens are spectacular. It was a very bright day and the photos are not the greatest. (I didn't have my flash).
But I'll post some pictures of the waterfalls next time.
See you then.