A trip to the Maryland Eastern Shore!
We started the weekend with a goal in mind, to hit 110 species for the month of January. We discovered our first of the year American Wigeon at the Cambridge Waterfront. Cute Husband captured this female showing off her assets.
Blackwater NWR in search of a white pelican who may have been hiding behind snow geese, but he/she never showed for us.
We then met up with Peter Kaestner and his wife Kimberly and zoomed off to Assateague Island in search of this!
The sun made us a spectacular sunset to enjoy, as we headed in for the day, with more birds needed to make our weekend goal.
Did I mention it was cold?
Luckily, an assortment of sparrows were enjoying the roadside brush, which allowed for plenty of car birding and sparrow practice.
An American Woodcock sat by the roadside and he became our 110 bird of the year! Goal met! Unfortunately, he didn't appear well and was waddling slowly with a drunken swagger.
The Cute Guy and I then headed to one of the many romantic spots my guy likes to take me, a landfill.
In search of a Glaucous Gull. No luck, but we did see lots of garbage.
The perfect weekend!