Monday, January 24, 2011

Red-tailed Hawk

I've not been very good at posting of late. I suppose it deserves a quick explanation. I've started taking classes at Western Governors University. It's never too late to learn some new tricks. The classes are challenging, and I just made it past a big hurdle, passing my Cisco Certified Network Associate exam. There will also be classes in business and management, web design, programming and much more. If I can make it all the way through I'll have (another) accredited degree in Information Technology, this one with an emphasis on Security.

So, to celebrate, I did something I've really missed while studying so hard and long ... I went birding. Yesterday Cyndi and I drove down to the Birds of Prey National Conservation Area on the Snake River. We saw Golden and Bald Eagles (including a pair at their nest), Prairie Falcons, Red-tailed Hawks, and American Kestrel. Here's the best photo of the day, a Red-tailed Hawk landing on a utility pole.