BIRDING AND INTERNET
Today I joined my friends Tim B. and Mike D. for a birding adventure for early shorebirds moving through the area. It was a beautiful sunny day but it seemed very quite with only a few songbirds vocalizing. Highlights were Solitary Sandpipers, Northern Harrier, flock of Kingbirds, and a Sharp-shinned Hawk.
Video of a Solitary Sandpiper Preening Itself.
I have to thank Tim for attracting the honey bee when it started chasing me and for him taking one (being sting) for the team! After the bee attack, we went in searching for the Clay-colored Sparrow nesting here in Cattaraugus County. We did find a few sparrows . . . . but we were not sure if we were looking at a Clay-colored or a Chipping Sparrow (both were in the area and we had some very bad looks). I guess that I will not be able to count the Clay-colored Sparrow for a 2007 bird!! Boo hoo and will have to try for it earlier next year!
American Kestrel and Broad-winged Hawk
Satellite Tech guy finally got my Satellite Internet installed after 9 long hours yesterday and then 6 additional hours today!! I just got it installed but all I can say is “SWEET”!! The wait was well worth it since he nailed it perfectly what amazing signal strength!! YEAH!!
Raven was what was on the back of the Satellite!! Looks like a more than perfect name since it gave so many problems to the Satellite Tech Guy!