I'm losing the will to chase. A pile of nice birds showed up near Newport recently and I could not bring myself to make the drive, even when I had the day off and the weather was pleasant. What does this mean about the future of my blog? Does it mean I will start torturing you all with foggy backyard bird shots that you don't care about at all?
Does it mean I will turn to all bugs all the time??
All dead or dying stuff all the time?
Does it mean I will start posting all dog photos?
Does it mean I will quit birding finally and obsess over squirrels instead?
Does it mean...gasp...that I will no longer list??????
No! No! No! No! No! I don't know what it means, but I promise it means none of those things. Look! An owl! County bird 162 for the year. See? I still care.
I think all that it means is that I will go back to finding my own birds for awhile. It worked quite well the first couple years of birding, back when I stumbled upon things like an Ovenbird and Great-tailed Grackles, all because I was out exploring and birding on my own. We'll see. Stay tuned. Good times.