After three days with no significant birding, I was eager to see if Sandy had blown any birds our way. After a brief doctor’s appointment, I set out for Terrapin Nature Center under cloudy skies with a threat of rain and arrived about 10:00 AM. While there were many active birds, I didn’t see anything unusual, but I did get a few good images. I did see a lone, bedraggled Osprey on the beach, but he was too distant for a good shot.
Unseasonable weather continues, and I have to wonder about climate change, especially after watching the latest NOVA special. It’s a weird world where money can trump good science.
I spent a couple of hours at Greenbury Point to virtually no avail, followed by a quick trip to Truxtun Park that wasn’t much better. Where are the birds?
The weather gods continue to favor the birder. I set out early for Terrapin and arrived just about sunrise. After a quick tour of the interior, I set uout for the beach path, and walked the entire without seeing a single worthy bird. Most unusual. After returning, I did another circuit and found a Brown Creeper, a bird I’ve been seeking fro quite some time. It’s not a great shot, as he only gave me a quick glimpse before disappearing, but I’ll take it.
The great weather continued today, but not the great birding. I did see a distant Ruddy Duck, which may mean more ducks are on the way soon.
I checked with my Facebook group last to try to find a new spot, and they recommended the Governor Bridge Natural Area, which is on 301 South, and not too far from my home. I headed there at about 9:30. It’s certainly got possibilities, with a large wooded area, a meadow/shrub area and a large lake. but there was very little action. I’ll try it again some day.
Another gorgeous day for birding! I debated leaving my light jacket at home, but decided to take it just in case. I spent some time at Possum Point first, looking for migrants in the pine trees, then headed over to Greenbury Point. I did spot a Junco, but the highlight was the huge flocks of Sparrows and Goldfinches out by the point, and one cooperative Downy Woodpecker.
I enjoy birding, but I’m not a fan of cold, windy weather, so I’m glad the good weather is continuing. I had to fix a friend’s computer this morning, so I left early in order to get to the park near dawn. It was just as busy as yesterday, but I didn’t get the variety I was seeking. The Eastern Towhee was a nice find, however.