I think I have said it before: Red Winged Blackbirds are wonderful to behold---in their marshes and swamps. In the cul-de-sac...not so much. As happened last year a large number of low ranking males have used this property and its ample food resources as a sort of biker bar. They hang about in the trees circling the house and raid seed relentlessly. When I am present, they hang back and make the devil's own racket from a safe height. And as you would imagine, I can't do a blasted thing to discourage them. The only relief is time when Nature finally calls them back to the swamp and I am free from the racket. At least, mercifully I don't have to deal with 100 of them as I did last year at this time! They make merry now. I must wait.
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!