Flying South

This post is to let you know that next Friday February 5th, 2016 I’ll be flying south to Peru in South America in company of my wife Lucy and son Tyler, this trip will be Tyler’s very first international flight. I wanted him to visit a Country where I’ve been many times and had my best adventures. I have traveled this Country to all it’s regions through the years and have visited most of it’s main natural and cultural attractions. Some for work and others as an avid explorer. I want Tyler to get a little taste of that. My wife and Tyler will be there for about 10 days and then return home. I will stay for a month to meet some important people and do some bird photography! My post after my return will be made on March 6th, 2016.

Here is some information about:

Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile.E-Peru

  • Capital: Lima
  • Population: 30,444,999 (July 2015 est.)
  • Area: 1,285,216 sq km
  • GDP: $372.7 billion (2014 est.)
  • Money: new sol (PEN)
  • Time difference: UTC-5
  • Data from: The World Factbook

“I hope that my absence will not lead some of my followers to unsubscribe from my blog. When I return i’m sure I’ll have some good stories and I hope great bird photos for all of you, my good friends. Thank you!” – H.J.


© HJ Ruiz – Avian101

Look Outside my Window

In recant days after the snow that dusted our town, the weather temperatures have reasonably risen and the days are brighter. Those are good news locally! In the other hand I’m not so concerned because very soon I will be traveling with my family to Lima, Peru were is Summer right now! Also means that I’ll not be blogging for a while… I will explain  more details on tomorrow’s post!

Today of course, as always I open my doors to you so you can look outside my window.To your left! See that hanging feeder with the three birds? The red bird is a Northern Cardinal next to an American Goldfinch and Field Sparrow. They’re enjoying the taste of good fresh seeds. L-137

There are three House Finch members of a larger family, partaking with a male Cardinal on the deck. They have no problem to feed from the same seeds saucer. When things get tough it’s best to be humble and share with your peers.L-138

Perched up on that metal hanger is an European Starling that refused to fly South for migration, he’s always retuning to the feeders. He’s reaching adulthood (See ivory color bill) I just hope that he finds a mate for next Spring.L-139

I’m always happy to see White-throated Sparrows around again. I like them, they have a distinguished presence, especially with the bright yellow brow.L-140

Text and photographs © HJ Ruiz – Avian101