Anyhow, I was tempted to take them up on their offer but wound up geeking out on Xeno Canto and before I knew it the fireworks had started (can someone say anti social bird nerd). I do have to say they were rather enjoyable as it was pretty low key so there wasn't nearly as much traffic or people as the 4th of July which is always welcome. I do wonder about the birds during them though, especially the Chimney Swifts who roost nearby from where the town sets them off. Do the fireworks wake them up and if so are they startled? Do the adults remember them from last year so don't pay any attention to them and what about the fledglings who are just getting a glimpse of the world they were born into? Inquiring minds want to know but will never get an answer. Anyhow, come 11 or so I decided to hit the hay. Tim would be pretty happy by then and could hear him repeatedly shout "HAPPY BIRTHDAY MILLBURY" much to the kids delight so I got up, shut the windows and put my fan on high and close to my head and before you knew it, I was out like a light which was nice as Tim's parties have been known to keep me up half the night due to the noise. (must have been due to all that beer and Barbecue!)
Until next time my friend!
Next it would be a quick Dunkin's run for some much needed coffee and a brief stop at St Philips thinking maybe I'd luck out and get a FOY Black-crowned Night Heron but no such luck, the Mute Swans are still there though!
I'd decide to hit one more place and that would be a spot I found a couple years ago that has displaying American Woodcock right off Route 122A
I'd make my way toward the river and see a lone Eastern Kingbird on a line but he wouldn't be for long as a brazen Northern Mockingbird decided to let him know whose the boss in this part of town. Knowing the behavior of both species of bird I had a feeling this could get interesting.
Now it's rest time and getting ready for the work week. Having a cup of tea and a bit of toast before calling it a night which is more my speed than fireworks and beer, I'll save that for Tim.
Take care all.