Things have picked up among the Goldfinch community. They are in the best plumage, feeding like crazy, and nesting. They are the lastest to do so in these parts, having been aligned by evolutionary forces to the cycle of the asters in mid- to late summer. Of course we have seed feeders out even before then so the goldfinches don't really have any food crisis. Nevertheless, nature calls when it does and it is calling now. I expect to see waves of hungry young by the end of July. And they will come. Lucky I bought an extra sack of sunflower seed!
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!