It has long been held by the birder community that the NC Outer Banks are at their very best in the winter, especially after Thanksgiving. And I have made an effort each year to get out and see the display of waterfowl. And this year, I hear the call. I remember those crisp outings and incredible vistas. But the schedule is rough this fall and I am so disappointed by my terrible results in January for five years running that this may be a winter the call is unanswered. Can I find a way in that is schedule-friendly and which isn't wrecked by crummy weather? I am poring over the calendar now. It's hard to miss the spectacle.
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!