As the weather has progressively warmed and the days lengthen, our friends the American Goldfinches have phased out their winter plumage in favor of the bright summer fare. Not all of them have completed the transition, but even the most junior males are discernably along to summer glory. A side benefit is that I can detect these rascals draining the sunflower seed feeders from quite some distance away! and that is another goldfinch behavior that I am accustomed to seeing this time of year. If history is a guide, they'll skitter away soon and I may only see the bright yellows elsewhere. We'll have to appreciate it now.
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!