Last weekend, I did what I enjoying doing the most…I grabbed my camera and went for a walk.
I had a goal for the walk and for future walks, to see if any new birds have migrated this far north yet. As I approached a park in town, a small bird flew across the road in front of me and landed on a tree in the shadows.
I wasn’t sure what the bird was when it flew by, but when I noticed where it landed, I knew immediately what bird it was…and it was another life bird for me.
I hear people mention seeing this bird all the time. From the number of reports of sightings I hear and read, one would think they are thick at mosquitoes. But this was my first sighting of one.
Oddly enough, many years ago, I thought I was seeing one in my backyard in a neighboring town. I could see a small bird moving around the truck of a nearby tree, but couldn’t see it well. So I went in the house, got my binoculars and focused in on the bird. It was the bird I saw the other day…but a very rare for this area Black and White Warbler. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a camera at the time and was unable to obtain an image…and I haven’t seen a Black and White Warbler since.
But the Brown Creeper is my latest lifer and my critter for this week.
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