Monday, February 4, 2019

It's Not What You See But How You See It


This time of the year the Connecticut shoreline is a great place to find sea ducks. Based on difficulty of finding one, my duck of the day was the Long-tailed Duck but....................
......I would forfeit my sighting of the Long-tailed Duck in favor of the beautiful view I had of this Red-breasted Merganser!

Saturday, February 2, 2019

eBird Target Species Add Fun To Common Birds

 As I mentioned before, finding foy (first of year) birds for your year list adds a little excitement to seeing some of the more common birds in your area.I spent a little time walking around the border of the old brownstone quarries.
I try to make a habit of entering my local bird sightings on eBird. Under the explore button of eBird there is a link called target species hich allows you to generate a list of birds that you haven't recorded yet for the year.You can also generate a wish list of birds you have never seen in your lifetime.I use it to keep track of county birds. It made this common Song Sparrow a real prize for the day!