audubon loop trail

Winter is finally coming to an end, which means hikes, and walks, and bird watching for me and Caleb. We finally found a good pair of binoculars (Nikon Aculon A211) and we also bought a squirrel proof bird feeder to put outside our apartment. So far, the binoculars work amazingly, and I would definitely recommend investing in a pair. They were $80 at Dicks Sporting Goods, and while you can pay up to $2500, I think this is a good (and relatively inexpensive) pair to start as beginner bird watchers.  We’re really excited to see what types of birds we can spot this summer when we travel out to the West. Hopefully I’ll have a nice new lens to use too… 😉

Today we ventured on the Audubon Loop Trail. Audubon, Pennsylvania is the birthplace of birding, and the town itself is named after John James Audubon – the first person to attempt to paint and describe all the birds in North America. The trail we walked on is also where his property used to be.

Here are a few snapshots from our nature walk today:

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We spotted: Cardinals, multiple Downey Woodpeckers, two Red Bellied Woodpeckers, a Black Capped Chickadee, a White Breasted Nuthatch, and so many more beautiful birds.

We’re practically experts.

As we walked the trail, I was so excited to be outside in the warm weather again. I was reminded of this poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson:

Spring is strong and virtuous,

Broad-sowing, cheerful, plenteous,

Quickening underneath the mould

Grains beyond the price of gold.

So deep and large her bounties are,

That one broad, long midsummer day

Shall to the planet overpay

The ravage of a year of war.

{Ralph Waldo Emerson}

How have you been able to enjoy the Spring weather?

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4 thoughts on “audubon loop trail

  1. These are BEAUTIFUL photos! What kind of lens do you use? I’m fascinated by the out of focus areas of your photos, which sounds weird, but they’re just a pretty as the in-focus parts!

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