I thought I had discouraged the grackles. Or had I? Within days of restoring my feeders, I found myself yesterday morning surrounded by the nasty birds. There were dozens in surrounding trees. Was this a marauding wave tipped off by the family group I had supposedly run off? or was it a random assault by a roving band? Suffice to say I took the feeders down immediately and hoped for the best. Two days later they have not been seen, but I must wait out any spies and sentries. It's going to be a tougher wait this time as so many "bird bikers" know our coordinates. I feel overwhelmed! Ack!
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!