Wednesday, January 16, 2013

What a Difference a Year Makes...

As many of you know, Warren worked on and completed (with a bang!) a Maryland Big Year in 2012.  Every potential bird that was not on his year list was an instant must search for and hopefully tick bird.  It was fabulous fun birding which took us all over the state and sometimes criss-crossing it all in one day.

So, what happens in 2013?  Old school BirdCouple birding!  This weekend we took a leisurely drive over to   the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center , a place we used to bird in the early days of BC.  We strolled around the whole lake and checked out the rehab owls and hawks.   We saw no rare ducks.  We saw no out of the ordinary birds at all.  

We rejoiced in the Mallards, Northern Shovelers and Yellow- Rumped Warblers.   We celebrated each bird without feeling like we needed to run to the next birding spot in search of something new.   And, this too was fabulous fun birding.

 A little more relaxed and just a tad more romantic.  I could take a year of this!




2 comments:

dAwN said...

Happy that you are doing some romantic birding! Hope to catch you both as we pass through one of these days..we seem to be rushing to get someplace whenever we pass thru.

dAwN said...

Happy that you are doing some romantic birding! Hope to catch you both as we pass through one of these days..we seem to be rushing to get someplace whenever we pass thru.