Thursday, December 29, 2016

Tick Tock, Tick Tock, Gotta Get Those Birds

A few weeks ago when Jeremy hit 200 life birds (I have less), he joked about how we could still get me 200 by the end of the year.  December 29 is Tick Tock Day, almost the end of the year, and we both got a new life bird today.  A Northern shrike.
We took the kids up to Antelope Island today since they're still on Christmas break.  Besides the Northern shrike, we also found our target bird- porcupine in a tree.  There were a bunch of them, but the first one we spotted was in a tree right next to the road.  Jeremy got out and took quite a few pictures of it.  It was still there on our way back along the road so Jeremy got out to take some more pictures.
While he and several other people were taking pictures of the porcupine, there was a bison that came along and just casually walked along on the other side of the road.  That was fun.

 It was a great day at Antelope Island.  It was cold but we did get out a couple times.  We went to the ranch and the kids had fun playing in the snow there.  
We also got out at the visitor's center and the kids had fun watching a bunny and white-crowned sparrow hanging out near the bird feeders.
Another highlight to the trip was seeing a barn owl on our way out.  That was awesome.  Beautiful bird.
It was a good family day.

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