Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Magic places



   One of the most satisfying things about birding is those magic places you discover while looking for birds, the kind of places you always remember and try to come back to as often as possible. This is Finzel Swamp, a Nature Conservancy property out in western Maryland's Garrett County, at dawn.

   How amazing it was to hear the first birds vocalizing (including a distant Ring-Necked Pheasant) at first light on Memorial Day, and to see the day's first Barn Swallows fly out to drink from a nearby pond. Even though we had a bit of a misadventure at Finzel during our crazy big January, we love to go back as often as we can...




   Another magical place BC has been to recently, and will return to, is Arizona's Chiricahua Mountain range. We were chagrined to learn from Sycamore Canyon blog that a major fire has broken out there. ... 

1 comment:

Kathiesbirds said...

Bird couple, I took love to discover magical places and the Chiricahuas are certainly one of them. The fire has grown to over 2500 acres but so far has not reached Portal. I think they almost have it contained but we have high winds expected for the weekend so anything could happen.