Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I never think that I am going to find my next new bird when I go out. It is really all about enjoying whatever bird chooses
to show itself and breathing in the great fresh air.
Maybe that is what makes finding a new bird so special: Little expectation - great surprise.
My destination was Jones' Pond in Torbay, but I never miss an opportunity to scan the woods on my way. Because of the construction on Torbay Road (nightmare), I decided to go through Bauline Line and Pouch Cove Line.
I drove further up the road where I came upon a flock of American Goldfinches. There were about 20 of them busily feeding near the road. I pulled off the road to watch and learn more about their habits.
While sitting in my car enjoying the show, I noticed a small, yellowish bird that was different. I was able to get one picture and look at it more closely. I was sure that it wasn't a Goldfinch, but I wasn't sure what it was. I knew that I had never seen a bird like this one before.