Another hot one...
The Geese were not as friendly!
When I stand very still for a long period of time my spine fuses up! So I was glad to sit on one of these logs and watch the birds milling around in the pond...
Tuesday Aug 20, I went to my 5 mile radius Hotspot early I arrived about 7:30 am and I found a new one for the radius, the Green Heron. (#117) He was pretty far out there I got this for the record shot no mistaking this silhouette.
And he returned again Aug 21....the Green Heron
This is hopeful thinking! Im glad to see some color coming to the landscape..
One of the Common Yellow Throats came out into the open
Aug 21, Back at the Racetrack Pond, I found another Green Heron, he was really small so I assume a this years edition.
The little Blue Heron continues to hang around even tho the pond is slowly drying up...I hope recent rains will help...
The Green Heron was having luck finding food I saw him come up with several wiggly things...mostly what this pond has in it is this:
Lots of small peepers! They scampered from the edge as I walked along making little bloopppp sounds as they hit the water.
So the cool thing is this...The Racetrack has been the number one Hotspot in our county. (per ebird) There are only about 10 birders, actually only 2 of us record active weekly counts, since one fellow moved away. So I have moved my Hotspot, Goodale State Park, to within 3 birds of being tied with the Hotspot for species count for the current yr...it was 4th in past yrs. So that's really cool. I honestly believe I can take it to number 1.
Red Eyed Vireo (taken with my old camera) at my hotspot Aug 23.
I decided not to keep the camera I just purchased, its on the way back...I decided I wanted better results and realized it was not coming... once I get refunded for that I will be looking again! I have my eye on a couple possibilities.
8/24 ...on the way to the post office this morning, and a Barred Owl (#118) glided across the road in front of my van...In the Radius! I stopped he had landed but he was in deep cover when I got out of the van and tried to relocate him he flew into even deeper cover, I've been finding feathers so I know one is active here. Then I stopped at my hotspot and finally; I've been waiting for these guys to arrive..
#119 the Wood Stork, 2 in total. So this was a good day for me birdwise.
SO that's a wrap up for my week. Hope yours was a good one!
In honor of Judy a birding blogger who recently passed...
the south end of the red eyed vireo