Monday, November 5, 2012
When I looked at the shots more closely, the only bird I could think of was a pipit. Had I gone through all of that for a pipit? It never dawned on me to look in the warbler section for this sparrow-like bird. Well, with the help of Dave Brown again, the bird was identified as an Overbird. It seems hardly fair to "tick" off a bird when I couldn't even identify it myself. However, after what I went through to try to see it better, I put a bold TICK on my checklist and can only hope to see another Ovenbird under better conditions.
I have to confess though that it is quite a thrill to pursue and unknown bird and outwit it. Most of the time, it is clear, the bird outwits me.