Friday, January 31, 2020

Always Something At The Shore In Winter

 People that aren't into bird-watching often assume that most of the birds show up in spring but there's always plenty of birds to see down at the shore. I was able to see Scoters, Loons, Snow Bunting, and Long-tailed Ducks during a 15 minute stop at Saybrook point.
 Gulls are just begging to be seen (and fed).
I was also able to add Brant to my first of the year bird list.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

More Snow Buntings Than Snow Storms

We've barely had any snow so far this winter in Connecticut. I'm not complaining though. In all likelihood we'll get pounded before we reach April. 
It's kind of nice that i've seen more Snow Buntings than I've seen snow so far.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The Scavenger Hunt For Birders Begins

 One Thing I enjoy about the month of January is starting all over again with the yearly bird list. These are the first Canada Geese of the year for me. Can you find the duck in the background?
 The first sharpie was keeping watch at  a cemetery. 
I know for sure that this won't be the last chickadee of the year but it's always a thrill to see the first.

What I like most is that it's such a fun task to search out birds I haven't seen yet in 2020. As the year goes on it gets to be more and more of a challenge to find first of year birds.