Princess and I have been doing a lot of birding at Centennial Lake over in Columbia, Md., lately. That's because young Adam plays his weekend soccer games for the Freestate Fire at Covenant Park right next door. We usually squeeze in a half hour or so of birding before or after the big match.
This morning, Lisa used her magic to call in all sorts of birds, including the Cedar Waxwings above, this Dark-Eyed Junco, plus a House Wren, a beautiful Golden-Crowned Kinglet, assorted sparrows, cardinals and mockingbirds.
They were just flying in at her command. Amazing! Or maybe not so amazing.
And here's the big bird. (Adam played magnificently, making some amazing saves, and they tied 1-1).