I believe my past posts on Mourning Doves have left the impression that these birds are a breed apart. Far apart. We most often experienced the "Cup-A-Joe" effect as stupefied Doves sit at the safflower feeder like coffee house junkies. This spring I have even seen evidence that the Addled Ones can't get their act together on reproduction. We've seen a pair billing and attempting...something for an awful lot of days in April and May. They're not there yet. Is it the safflower? or is it Dove-nature to be the dimmest bulb in the barn?
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!