Things are warming up quite readily now in northern Alabama and the woods are starting to ring with the sound of warbler song. But Just two Saturdays ago on March 27th, warm was not the case. Debi and I met on Monte Sano for a NABS walk and braved a cold chill that met us there. Debi has a wonderful write up and more pictures of this trip and you can click on her name to take you to her blog. Our first stop was the Japanese gardens in the park. I just loved this building.Our bird of the day WOULD have been a Louisiana Waterthrush....if it hadn't been so cold. And we would have seen it right here...and I would have had a picture for sure! But again...it was just too cold.Instead we saw many beautiful natural and man-made sights.Our guide suggested we drive to the Land Trust parking lot in hopes to get out of the bitter wind, but it turned out to be even more bitter here. Even this trail couldn't entice us down its wandering path.Down here we did get to see a Pileated Woodpecker that was a lifer for Debi and always a thrill. Can you see his red sunlit head? Click on the photo for a better view.And lastly I couldn't pass up a good fence photo!
To see a picture of me taking this photo be sure to click on this Debi link. And yes, I was wearing 3 coats in northern Alabama in late March!