Sunday, May 1, 2011
Anticipating a bird report, I rushed to the phone right a way. Just as I thought, there was news of a new bird in town. The network of birders through phone calls and the discussion group makes it so easy for birders to get their first glimpse of a new bird.
These shots are major crops as the birds were a safe distance from shore. I stayed in the car because I didn't know if they would be flighty. This precaution not only helps the bird but helps birders to be able to get a good look before the birds move on.
My life list and 2011 list are steadily growing. Other special moments today included sighting a Fox Sparrow that flew in front of my car on Blackhead Road, a Mourning Dove and a Downy Woodpecker. These are birds that are not particularly rare but I don't see them every day.