How quickly the seasons can change! Just nine days ago we had our 70th, and I assume final, sub freezing night for the cold season. And even as recently as Sunday it felt raw and arctic with a stiff wind. Today, I read the ten day forecasts and have decided to take down the deicers. It seems practically tropic and there are no signs of a relapse. Even had we one, the latest it's frozen here in my time is April 19th (2001) and conditions couldn't support ice for long. I am ready, psychologically, to move on! So the summer bath will come out and I'll likely rig up the water wiggler which is a fine sign that the weather has normalized. I am sure the birds will enjoy the sound of rippling water!
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!