When we were getting out of the car Sunday at the church building, the geese were so loud overhead. I’ve heard the birds before, so I knew what they were, but never in such volume. They were flying northeast, so I figure these are the low-IQ geese. It’s winter — go south. Yesterday I came upon them when I was driving home from lunch. Apparently this group live at the cemetery. Hundreds of geese hanging out under the trees in the graveyard.
So here’s what I want to know. What other kinds of birds will we find around here? I’m so used to sandhill cranes and egrets in Florida that I barely even remember what non-tropical birds look like. I assume I’ll see a lot of birds I’ll remember from Texas, but are there birds that live specifically in the deserts? Y’all tell me.
Am I a complete dork? Yes. Maybe I should get a bird bath when spring comes. They actually do make bird baths out of something besides stone these days (I was never a fan of the ones that look like statues). You can read more about them in the link. I’m fond of the metal ones. Of course, a bird bath would probably be a lot more work for me, because it would mean checking to make sure there are no birds around any time Rowdi went into the yard. Though they do have wings — they could just escape.