I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas We lucked out here in the Midwest and managed to pull off a white Christmas thanks to around 4 inches of snow on Christmas Eve. I think it just makes it a little more special when you can open your presents surrounded by a fresh batch of the fluffy stuff. What I wasn’t ready for was the deep freeze that followed immediately after. We really didn’t have a Fall so my body hasn’t really conditioned to cold. From the looks of it, this polar vortex is going to be hanging around for a while. Lucky for me I can always recall (and share) memories of warmer times.
Today’s post features another +1 in my North American Birding List. They also come from two locations that are both definitely warmer than what we are experiencing now. The first set of pictures came from a trip back in August 2013 to Las Vegas, Nevada. If you have been following this blog for any length of time, you probably read Las Vegas and immediately thought Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve. If you are new to the blog, that preserve is a gold mine for birders. I should sum up all the +1’s I’ve pulled out of that location – guessing it is somewhere in the 30’s if not the 40’s.
Hit the jump to see a few more shots of the American Avocet