My alarm has gone off at 5 a.m. every day this week to cram in as much birding as possible before work. It's been rough, but always ridiculously rewarding. Besides the two mornings at Tabor, I've been walking the dogs to various spots like Broughton Beach (11 miles round trip) and Mason Wetlands (7 miles round trip). My motorless list is growing and if anyone can help ID a coupla peeps I might be at 100 for the year.
Here are the highlights from the week...
The most random bird of the week was this Yellow-headed Blackbird that descended upon Broughton Beach with a pair of Brewer's Blackbirds:
Also at Broughton Beach I had a couple of sandpipers fly by. The legs are yellowy which makes me assume Least, but is that true?
The parking lot at Broughton Beach is closed so that seriously cuts down on traffic. Zero other dogs were around and Jake got to run around a bit off leash.
Also near Broughton Beach at the Sea Scout Base were several kinds of swallows including Purple Martins. Three were new for my motorless list.
From this morning's dog walk:
The last few birds were at some weird wetlands kind of behind a McDonalds on Aiport Way. I had noticed the spot awhile back and thought it might have potential. Good job, me. Good times!!