It seems we have our first confirmed winter arrival. And that would be White Throated Sparrow. Not that I saw one, mind you, but I heard that delightful melody: "O Canada Canada." That song is cheery and reminds me of spring, when I typically hear this bird sing. It is a tune only surpassed in my opinion by the Wood Thrush and the Song Sparrow. But it is more than good enough to provide a bit of good cheer as winter closes in. I will start watching the scratching areas for them. So we have one arrival. Who is next?
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!