Nature is a rough customer. Not every creature makes it very far, and some barely make it past the starting gate. This turns out to be the case for two hatchling Tufted Titmice in our bluebird box. I initially found these "sleeping" birds in a box check, but finally grew suspicious after making three checks and finding no movement at all. I finally pulled everything out and my nose told me everything I needed to know. These two didn't make it. The birds may have been abandoned. And there is no asking why. It's just a sign that it's a struggle even in the softest back yard. I hope someone else tries again. The year is still young.
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!