Now...last year as I look at the scribbled words dating April 7th of 2018. A Saturday and our first bird walk of the season. I have writing and I quote "40's, cloudy, a bit windy, very cold--frozen fingers, a bit of rain.
Ouch..... I remember that day. Not fun. So what will this first boardwalk bring us? I don't want to have anything worse than a cloudy day, as Simon and Garfunkel sand. A cloudy day is doable. But a day like last year? No way.
Last year was a year where we had no spring and winter and cold just lagged on like a chain around a convict. Couldn't shake it as we rattled around in our houses biting to get out and enjoy some sun. But April 7th of last year gave us no sun....none. I was there, I remember, I froze.
The birds from last year were as follows: 71 species total. Now given the day, that wasn't bad. What were the highlights (as written in my journal):
- A beautiful view of a northern flicker in flight
- One Bald Eagle
- An American Bitterer as we walked on the road to Gull Pond
- One Large Caspian Tern
- 3-4 Ospreys
- a flock of Ibis
- Yellow Rumped Warblers--only Warblers we saw that day
- 5-6 Green Winged teals
- Tri-Colored Heron In FLIGHT
- 2 Purple Martins on top of visitor center
So not going to say it was overly eventful but, but...but....it was 'us' brave souls who weathered the weather. That alone is worth it, Bird Camaraderie at it's finest. The Atlantic Audubon Society. Join us this April 6th