Today it nearly reached 90F, and many waves of plants have flowered. We're most of the way through the first brood for many local species. And we've had our battering of spring thunderstorms. In so many ways, summer is practically next door. Yet today I spotted the holdout here. The White Throated Sparrows are still around. Or at least one is. And I have heard this species' distinctive song. Every year these sparrows are tardy migrants, holding out until almost May. I'm hardly bothered because their marvelous song makes springtime a bit more complete. But it seems just as wrong that a winter visitor has not packed its bags. Should be gone soon!
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!