are happy. And so are her ears!
BirdCouple saw and heard lots of great birds Sunday morning, and it was worth getting up at 4:30 a.m. for the Anne Arundel Bird Club's annual "Woodcock walk," led by our friend Kathie Lambert.
We saw Blue-Winged Teal, Green-Winged Teal, Ring-Necked Duck, Eastern Phoebe and lots more at Wooten's Landing, in south county.
Oh, almost forgot the Bluebirds:
We heard a pair of Great Horned Owls calling back and forth in the moonlit dawn just before sunrise. Magical. Also heard a Barred Owl calling. And yes, there were Woodcocks, although it seemed to be a bit too late in March to see their crazy, aerobatic flying and mating display.
Dan Haas used his iPhone and speakers to get a Virginia Rail to call out from the marsh. A life bird for BirdCouple!
The Red-Winged Blackbirds were calling out on their territory, red-orange epaulettes flashing brightly. A reminder that it is time to celebrate spring. But first.... BirdCouple needed a nap.