I intentionally chose to live away from water. Once one has been flooded, one retains a distinct aversion to too much proximity to lakes, ponds, creeks, and any other body of water. But at times I envy those who can look upon water from their homes. Today, walking a greenway that threads between a pond and apartments, I came across a large group of Hooded Mergansers (shown) and then two Bald Eagles. Quite a display for a little suburban enclave! But then again, the birds will be gone and weather will overcome the delights of this view. I can walk.
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!