It turned out to be a nice day for bird counting on Monday and Dan and I saw a lot of birds that we otherwise probably would never have paid any attention to had we not had these two people with us.
The man is also into the refuge butterfly count in the spring so he was extremely excited when Dan pointed out a butterfly on the hood of the truck. The old fella hopped out and identified the butterfly before it flew off. I can't remember the name of it because I didn't know there were that many letters in the alphabet, but it is rare to be seen here, especially this time of year.
One of the birds that this man was very excited about is the one that I HOPE to post a photo of (really having connection problems this a.m.). It is a black vulture. We have seen plenty of turkey vultures, but I guess this is a rarity to see just sitting in a tree.
YOU AREN'T SUPPOSED TO BE ON THE REFUGE AFTER DARK, SO I ENHANCED THE TOP ONE...I REALLY WASN'T ON THE REFUGE AFTER DARK!
The bottom photo is of the same fella only NOT retouched.
Hope all is well for you and that you have a Merry Christmas.
(I am reading others blogs, but again, with my connection, I just don't post comments)