Sunday, January 31, 2010

Big January ends @ 116

It's 9:41pm on January 31. We're sitting in bed after a long, zany, fulfilling, exhilirating, educational month of birding. We put 450 miles on the car today alone. We got it out of being stuck in the snow at the bottom of a hill at Finzel Swamp in Garret County in western Maryland. (Or rather the tow truck guy did. There's a lot more to the story, coming to you in a post soon). We ended the birding day, spent with our friend and guide-for-the-day David Yeany, at the courthouse in downtown Cumberland, Maryland, where a Peregrine Falcon flew out of a tree and into the dusk. Species #116 in Maryland in January 2010. What a way to end it!

And so to bed....

7 comments:

Anders said...

Wow!, you must have been birding hard. I guess 450 miles in a day is a testament to that as well. :-)

Nervous Birds said...

Outstanding! I hope to hear more about your adventurous birding soon.

The Early Birder said...

Nice species to bring in your final total. FAB.

Chris said...

cheers, what's in line for February?

Larry said...

Wow! You really worked for those birds.I thought that I did but it was nothing compared to that effort.-Congratulations on your efforts and success!

Kathiesbirds said...

Congratulations! I ended with 113 species all seen in my own state. It sounds like you had fun. Now we have 2 weeks to rest until the GBBC!

dAwN said...

Congratulations you Two...thats quite the good count..
Looking forward to your blog post..about the count..