Wednesday, March 18, 2009
On the 16th I decided to bike out to the east end to look for some birds that Stan had reported at his feeders. It was -1ºC when I started out, a little chilly to be outside for an hour in just a sweater but the biking helped warm me up. I added 6 new Bigby birds, the best being the two that I went to see - House Finch and Red-bellied Woodpecker, both of which seem to be becoming more regular in the area. The other Bigby birds were both nuthatches, Pileated Woodpecker, and Evening Grosbeak. Yesterday I went up to Searchmont with a couple friends, and it got up to 12ºC! We skied in t-shirts for most of the day, and went waterskiing at the end across a huge puddle that had formed.