I used to go fishing quite often and still go a couple times a year, but have concentrated most of my leisure time to birding now and that time seems to have diminished quite a bit in the last couple of years. One reason I always give for changing hobbies is, I have never been skunked birding.
This week Nery and I took Nery's sister Liza who lives in Japan and Nami, one of her English students and two of our nieces on a tour of the Bryce Canyon area which included Bryce Canyon, Red Canyon and Grand Staircase in Southern Utah. Since this trip was dedicated to them I didn't do any actual birding other than what I saw on the trails as we hiked. But even then I did see quite a few birds and picked up a new Life Bird, White Breasted Nuthatch. Unfortunately I was unable to get pictures of Nuthatches but got a few of other birds.
Steller's Jay were the most cooperative to have their picture taken. Steller's Jays in the park seem quite habituated to people.
This is a poor picture of a Yellow-rumped Warbler
Gray-headed Race of Dark-eyed Junco
In all birds seen were:
Here are some other pictures from the trip
If you would like to see more pictures of our trip you can view them on our Picasa Photo Albums at