Well, there was no school again yesterday. So we took the kids and Nichole's friend again up to Big Springs to play in the snow. That was fun.
Here are some of the pictures we got:
When we got home we identified the bird as a Wilson's snipe. So it turns out that when we went searching for that specific bird again, we were on a snipe hunt. Yep. And we found some. They do exist.
We also continued our drive around Deer Creek Reservoir and passed this year's ice castle.
We saw some more birds and when we got home we had hot chocolate.
It was a great family and friend day.
Today, since Jeremy's fortune told us to go birding, we did. We drove down to Provo, drove around some places, and back home. The camcorder did let us take a few videos before it stopped working again. We got a good one of a ring-necked pheasant walking around. We saw plenty of birds we didn't get pictures of. There was one point where we passed a tree that had so many starlings in it. I rolled down my window and got a video with my little point and shoot camera. Man, those things were so noisy.
Now it's time to take a little break from birding since it seems like we've been going out almost every day. There are other things to work on, though. We do have a few days coming up where we will do some birding (National Rationalization Day on February 23 is a good excuse), but for now it's time for a break. Wish us luck.