This weekend was a cave-in for me. The bird bath deicer came out of storage and was rigged up. That action is akin to trimming the old Christmas tree: wires running here and there, up and down, between the back side electrical box and the backyard bath. The timing is right, as our part of the country usually sees its first freeze in the beginning ten days of November (although this year we scored a 29F on October 26th. After this, who knows? we can ordinarily expect between 30 and 40 frozen mornings and I like to present the birds with one dependable ice free location. That photo above was taken on a bitter January morning and the bluebirds lined up for a warm drink. Let's keep those images coming!, I think. So I took my next step towards winter.
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!