The winter species have more or less vacated the premises (only the White Throated Sparrows are still here) and it is time to start seeing some of the summer arrivals. I have seen not a one. I suspect hummingbirds are around but they are invisible. And the Gray Catbirds? not a sound or sighting. These characters are noisy enough that they will give themselves away, but that is not yet the case. And they should be on the grounds by now. Hence a great Catbird search is underway: I strain for any clues to their advent. With my luck, having said they're not around, I fully expect to see one today!
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!