I saw a few species-maybe 15 or so. The most interesting to me was a Cooper's Hawk which kept gliding through the area. There was a Red-tailed Hawk in the area as well. One that I missed out on, was a Broad-winged Hawk that others said they had seen when I was inside.
This Brown-headed bird wasn't about to move until the cows came home. At least it was alive. I can't say that much for the birds I saw on the inside.
These poor birds look like they have seen better days. How many birds can you identify on this table of death?
Besides the excellent Singing Life of Birds program, I also watched a video that talked about the joy of watching hawks during migration. I'm going to touch on that in a separate post.
I purchased a paperback version of a book called-"Good Birders Don't where White." This is a collaboration of many authors several of whom have their own birding blogs including Bill Thompson III, Julie Zickefoose, Laura Erickson, Amy Hooper, and The Stokes. It is very entertaining and easy to read.
Another video presentation featured information about The Birder's Exchange Program. For those of you who might not have heard about this, click here to find out more. It is a program in which you can donate used birding equipment, field guides, or cash to South American birders. The more awareness their is of the importance of neotropical migrants in South America, the better the chances that people will have an open mind when it comes to conservation of habitat in that area.
It was nice to see many familiar faces. It's always fun to talk to others who share an interest in birding.-Wouldn't you agree?