Tuesday, May 1, 2007

May 1, 2007

Twenty-nine species on a perfect morning at Montrose Point. I was only able to stop for a maddeningly short 30 minutes pre-cubicle. The hedges were teeming with birds. New for the season: gray catbird, white-crowned sparrow, a flycatcher of the Empidonax genus, orchard oriole and baltimore oriole.

For the second time this year, someone at Montrose spoke really loudly to me. It doesn't sound like much, but it's unusual birder behavior. About three weeks ago, a guy yelled, "There's a yellow-rumped warbler over here," and he was standing about 100 yards away. Today, about 25 yards away, the mysterious "Have you seen the dove?"

1 comment:

Steve said...

My son, Emilio, is huge fan of birds of all sorts, but I'm afraid he has a lot to learn about birder protocols. When he sees a bird of any kind, he shouts and waves one arm.

I'd love it if you could join us on one of our walks around the neighborhood and teach us the names of the birds the live around here.