I’ve been pretty quiet as far as bird blogs go for the past 5 weeks. I made the somewhat misguided decision to rejoin Facebook (primarily to find doggy friends for Macy which admittedly has worked out great), which eats up time I could be spending on my own content. I should know better really and will try to work harder on my own blog.
Also I’ve been a bit bummed out that I couldn’t travel to the hot spots during migration season but I really have no right to whine as I live near a great migratory point and also in shorebird heaven.
And so if for no other reason then to remind myself how great things actually have been, here is a little bird porn for the photo lovers.
The definite highlight for me was the Buff-breasted Sandpiper. I’m actually really proud of that photo as it has great detail and I had my dog, Macy, on leash with me so that provided an extra challenge as she has a knack for pulling hard just when I’m lined up for the perfect shot.
I missed this bird last year and was quite disappointed about it, and also missed them in some known locations in Cape Breton so was very happy to finally find it. The report came in that it had been spotted at Taylor Head and I had planned to get there for a walk with the dog before the nice weather disappeared so it seemed as good a reason as any to make the hour plus trek in each direction. Had I not found the bird, as least I would have my walk.
Anyway, looking back on things, it was actually pretty sweet…and I should stop being bitter 😉
As the rain pounds down today I am wondering why I don’t own a Souwester hat to get out birding in the storm.
Future goals…indeed. And without further adieu, below is your rainy day birdy porn.
So, I will note I am sad to report I did not find my nemesis bird, the Hudsonian Godwit. If I have to spend the whole month of September in Cape Breton next year to get them I will damn it! Nothing worth having comes easy? Tune in next year for the mighty Godwit roundup?