Here is a pleasant sight. You may note these are European Starlings (and quite a few of them). And you may wonder if I am nuts. This is pleasant because they aren't on my yard! Thank the Lord. No, this flock was working a lawn at my local bank branch. And they are miles from me. Happily, we have never been bedeviled by large numbers of starlings although a few birds have come by every long now and then. It's said these pests have been introduced and have flourished and deprive legitimate natives of provender. So forgive me for enjoying the idea they are elsewhere... let's hope it stays that way!
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!