5 golden rings, 4 calling birds, 3 French hens, 2 turtle doves, eh, oh wait, those are 2 turtles on a rusty pipe, my bad.
These orange winged birds were out in full force. I love this picture because it shows how they would hold onto the sides of the reeds (click on picture to see it better). They chattered quite a bit too.
So we were driving along the S-unit loop, minding our own business and we come across a traffic jam of sorts. At first we were stumped why the cars were all stopped but then we saw them, two baby owls and right across the way, their mama keeping a close eye on them. Because of where the tree was and all the back light coming from the sun it was very difficult to get a good picture. I managed to get this one of one of the owlets though. They were big enough to be out of the nest and climbing on the limbs but still too young and fluffy to be flying. Their gorgeous mom was in a nearby tree. It was an amazing sight to see so close up.
As crazy as it sounds, this picture reminds me of my boys. Me trying to do something like take a picture and my boys peaking their heads in, "hey mom, whatcha doing?" Just add some googly eyes and I bet you'd have a hard time telling them apart from the kids!