The weather has been terrible for the end of May . . . morning temperatures in the low 40s, higher in the low 50s, overcast and raining. Not exactly conducive to birding. And then there is that annoying “work” thing . . . I wonder if I can get on disability so I can go birding all day? (Kidding Boss . . . really just kidding . . . I love my job)
Anyway, with the weather so lousy, the feeders have been very busy. The feeder bird cam took over 8 GB of photographs over the last 3 days . . . including this shot of a Northern Cardinal at dusk:
A nice returning visitor (after a few week’s absence) is the Chipping Sparrow. I love their little red cap.
Long before I was a birder, I spent lots of time in the woods . . . sometimes running and sometimes hiking . . . but always exploring. In those days I was aware of trill song eminating from the forest. I always thought this omnipresent sound was an insect but now know it was Chipping Sparrows. A bird that is always heard but rarely seen.