Life on a family farm
in the wilds of
Upstate New York
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Is what I have been up to this weekend. Both of my guys have taken me out birding, and I have done several lists. Got two new species for the year, a pair of Hooded Mergansers and a single Brown-headed Cowbird (it is officially spring now). The former was down on the river yesterday, the latter on my feeder at just past daybreak today.
Alan and I dined on McDonald's pancakes down at the river this AM, a feast indeed. After we ate, I was out with the binoculars looking west, counting Mallards when Alan hissed, "Mom, Mom, Mom!!"
"Look the other way!" And there was an immature Bald Eagle sailing in to do a little Mallard counting himself. With all the hundreds and hundreds of them around this year he should be pretty well feasted.
Sunrise was stunning. I made the doggies wait while I went out and grabbed some photos...good thing too, because it only lasted five minutes or so. Nice minutes though. Warm days like this make it hard to stay indoors and do stuff I am supposed to.....