The winter cast has grown a little more with the arrival of another species. I spotted the first Slate Colored Junco of the winter this afternoon. At least these snowbirds are ahead of any snow! I am sure they may have been around a few more days than this, but for whatever reason it takes me a time to spot the little devils. The juncos will be a fine addition to the scratch ground crowd, currently held by House Finches, cardinals and Mourning Doves. That mix has gotten a little old. With juncos and perhaps one more (Siskins?) things could get very lively very soon. So now we have the juncos and White Throated Sparrows. 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!