Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas Bird Count Snowy Owl!


During the month of December we participate in the Christmas Bird Counts (CBC) that take place on the North Shore.  Each year we bird the Salisbury and Magnolia Sectors.  
 
Yesterday, while birding the Magnolia Sector, we were so very lucky to see a Snowy Owl.  This was the first time in umpteen years that Mark, our friend Denise, and I have had Snowy Owl in this sector!  

While we saw many other great birds, this Snowy Owl was simply awesome in its awesomeness!  
 



 
 
 
 

Saturday, November 30, 2013

A November Afternoon on Plum Island and Salisbury Beach

Tracks in the sand dune.
 
 
 Winterberry.

 
 
 
Bittersweet.
 

 One of the many Snowy Owls that have taken up residence for the winter!
 

 A golden sunset.
 
 
 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Birding Exit 0 - Cape May, NJ


Well, we finally made it to Cape May, New Jersey to bird in the fall!  


During the Columbus Day Weekend, we joined our friend Jim who co-lead a Cape May Birding Trip with Vin for the South Shore Bird ClubWhile the weather was less than ideal, there was Nor’easter that hung with us the entire time, we still had a wonderful time, were in great company, and saw fantastic birds! 


Thanks to Vin’s meticulous record keeping we know we saw a total of 139 species!  Jim prepared a trip report (complete with photos) for the South Shore Bird Club and captured the essence of the trip perfectly.  The report can read by clicking on this link:  SSBC-Cape May NJ Trip ReportI could not have summed up the weekend any better!