Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Belgium Birds

I'm in Belgium for work this week. I'll be in Antwerp and Brussels until 9/18. I had a chance to bird a little yesterday afternoon in the local park across from the hotel. There are huge Wood Pigeons everywhere. I also saw Blue Tit, Goldcrest, and Great Tit (get those minds out of the gutter). The tits were easy to find because their calls are very chickadee-like. The Goldcrest's call is almost identical to the call of our Golden-crowned Kinglet There are also lots of Rooks (like our crow) and Eurasian Blackbirds. The highlight was seeing a Eurasian Jay which is a really cool bird. It has some blue irridescent feathering on its wing which is pretty neat. I'll try to get some pictures of the birds.

I also got the see how the other half lives by flying first class. Very cushy.

1 comment:

Beth said...

Glad you're having a good time, Honey. I can't wait to join you!