Tuesday, November 29, 2011
In pursuit of the American Pipit, again!
In both situations this species of bird made us work very hard to get a good look at them. Next time I come across an American Pipit, I will factor in the behaviour that we witnessed on both occasions. That may help. It is likely that if this had been one of our target birds that they would have flown for the nearby woods and left the beach entirely.
I can't describe how it feels to finally get a bead on a bird that is difficult to identify. It is the thrill of the hunt combined with the satisfaction of recognizing the bird and capturing a record shot that is so special. I can't tell you how the sands of time flow through the hour glass when actively engaged in this type of birding.