A couple of weeks ago, hubby was invited to give a talk at Northern Illinois University, so we tagged along to do some birding around the Great Lakes area.
Our hotel in Aurora was next to a pond so the kids and I did some birding outside while hubby was giving his talk. There weren't too many birds there, at least not that we could see, although we heard plenty. We spotted Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets. We suspect many more were hiding in the tall reeds.
The next day, we went to the FermiLab and walked around, hoping to see birds there. Unfortunately, we didn't see a whole lot, but we had some nice walks.
All in all, not a bad birding outing. And I think this is the part where I put in a plug for the Great Backyard Bird Count, Audubon, and WildBird Magazine to get you hooked on birding!
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." ~ Douglas Adams