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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Getting back in the birding groove

Today I didn't want to push things too hard, but wanted to try and shake some of the bad karma from yesterday's Slaty-backed Gull search. So I stopped by Lake Nockamixon on my way to drop off my rental car in Quakertown. Nothing really unusual there, the usual four gull species. Some scaup. A nice Hermit Thrush hopping around on the ground in the open. Far out on the ice was a dark young Bald Eagle. The usual suspects.

At work, the regulars at the feeders welcomed me back from my roadtrip. Nothing unusual. No surprises. Just Nature seeping back slowly into the gaping hole in my heart where a Slaty-backed Gull should be!

I really need to get up early and take a nice long walk tomorrow morning before work!

Day List: 33 species (165% of Bird RDA)
2008 List: 221 species
BIGBY List: 46 species

2 comments:

Mary said...

I should curse you Rob--you really got me into wanting that Slaty-backed too! Now I know what it's like to be The Birdchaser. At least I got to see the Iceland Gull and Lesser Black-backed--a good day for a neophyte. I really did enjoy lunch on the compost heap.

PA-Birder said...

I find birding interesting, I guess like most other things in life we spend more time anguishing over what we don't have rather than appreciating what we do, and when we do finally get it, we take a quick look and long for the next thing we don't have.
Vern

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