Thursday, May 10, 2007
Time for lunch and reporting in. I had some wonderful encounters -- deer, people, and of course birds. I found myself within about 20 feet and at eye level with a Red-tailed Hawk before she took off...at least from her size, I'm assuming it was a female. And a very shaggy deer was escaping my approach and that of a couple coming from the oposite direction. What a beautiful morning. My sightings: Mallard, Turkey vulture, Red-tailed hawk, Killdeer, Eastern wood-pewee, Black-capped chickadee, White-breasted nuthatch, Gray catbird, Yellow warbler, Eastern towhee, Field sparrow, Red-winged blackbird, Brown-headed cowbird. I found myself really wishing I knew the calls better!