One of the nasty parts of spring, at least around here, is the racket raised by Red Bellied Woodpeckers. They have found that their territorial "calls" are greatly enabled by metal gutters and flashing. And we are normally vexed by these insane birds. However, in 2014, I have yet to hear any important noisemaking. Either the birds are good at doing this business when I am away or the newer generations have not figured out how neat it is to beat on a house. I hope for the latter and am enjoying the relative peace and quiet!
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!