Over the weekend I spent some time puttering in and enjoying the yard--and watching some bird activity. I'm seeing what I would call the intermigratory lull: winter birds gone, summer birds not here yet. Except that there are two winter birds in sight. One is the White Throated Sparrow which is always the last out. The other: a junco! This lone "snowbird" hopped about, poking at seeds and invertebrates. And it was quite alone: I saw no others. It may be this is the very last junco of the 2012-13 season here, and it is a straggler late out for the mountains. But it is certain it will be gone during the week---or so I assume. What a warm weather surprise!
This Wingscapes BirdCam enthusiast and keeper of a well-stocked "bird cafe" has been watching birds in Cary for over 18 years. I adopted the BirdCam in December 2007 and have been working with the product daily, recording over 35 species locally and gaining significant experience with the use of this amazing device. I'm not a "power birder." While I enjoy birdwatching in the field, I appreciate the simple delights of the birds found in my own backyard or in places just down the street. These are truly interesting places and I never tire of the little stories told every day in those places. The birds are central to this experience, but expect me to talk about the things that also are part of the birdwatching experience here at Cary BirdCam, from buying bird seed to crunching numbers in the logbook. Thanks for being a reader!