Friday, November 2, 2012
Worcester County Migration 1st Two Weeks of November
Rouge table of Loons and Grebes and as you can see there's still time.
I vividly remember writing that post and how nervous I was because I'm kind of shy believe it or not. You don't see it when I write but I am until you get to know me. I'd be very shy introducing myself to the local birding community as I was in awe of the network. I'd be introduced to it through Sheila and Tom's blogs which I found through other non local bird blogs and be amazed one could find birds in other places besides their back yards as their blog posts demonstrated. Motivated by their adventures I had one of my first non backyard birding trip to St Philips and it would be then I'd get my life bird the bluebird. ;-).
Little did I know that one post would lead to others and an introduction to a very dear friend of mine Alan who would read my blog and take pity on me as I was a newbie without a clue which would be evident when I was looking for my most sought after bird the Common Redpoll in pine trees! Alan would reach out to me like he does many new birders and offer to show me some local spots for birds with the first stop being the local cemetery for an Eastern Phoebe and I'd be amazed he'd find one in less than five minutes as I was searching for one myself a few days before hand and always struck out and we've been birding buddies ever since. Since that time, I've seen so many special birds and met so many wonderful people and despite birding sometimes going on the back burner due to burnout or family obligations, I always go back as I honestly believe once birding gets into your soul, it's there forever which I consider a blessing and a gift. It's a special anniversary indeed.
Take care all.