First things first.
Alexander my son is still practicing his flying skills too.
As i don't pay as much attention anymore. Luckily other people do.
click on this link to see him.
I myself 'flew' up the mountain. (as in a long sweaty hike) and took a picture standing on the top. Basically the same view as i had in my last 'header' but now being there.
Then... this bird that just came out of the nest and can't quite fly yet.
I was hiking with Mary (i"ll do a next post about it)
so this information is all hers;
This is a Savannah Sparrow. It is a fledgling, see short tail and yellow stripe under it's beak.
And this one i recognized, as we saw it at basically at the same place and time last year.
American Golden Plover. And he/she did fly all the way from the States to nest here. A long-distant migrant. Today it flew just to keep us away from the nest.