As March (and spring itself) unfold, it becomes time to contemplate that the cast of characters is about to change in a big way. Sturdy winter friends like the Kinglets and Yellow Rumped Warblers will depart and be replaced by the birds of summer. One that I always regret losing are the Slate Colored Juncos. They are marvelous to watch on the nastiest, coldest, grayest days -- made to order birds for such moments. And it warms the heart to know that they will be out there favoring our yard every winter. The juncos do stick around fairly long, but sometime in the next thirty days they will take their leave. I hope they take their time!
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!