*Looks around at all the dust that has accumulated on this blog*
Well a lot has happened over the last few weeks. School finished up, the Softball season ended (with Sophia’s Team Champions) and after a valiant effort to save funding for my job, we lost and I was sadly laid off in mid-July. (Stupid Governor Patterson).
The bad news is, I’m out of a job… the good news in the short term is that I’ll have more time for birding and blogging!
This morning Danika, Sophia and I chased a SNOWY EGRET that had been reported at the Cohoes Flats (Albany County, NY) yesterday. We did not relocate the bird or any Egrets, or even a Great-Blue Heron! We did have a bunch of Killdeer, Canada Geese molting, Mallards, a Yellowlegs Sp. (flew off before I could get it in the scope) and quite a few adult Ring-billed and Herring Gulls. Also present were Cedar Waxwings, American Crows, Rock Pigeon, Chimney Swifts and a singing House Finch.
Talked to a fisherman who reported a Juvenile Bald Eagle earlier in the morning, no doubt keeping things stirred up a bit.
So here is to taking the lemons life gives you and making lemonade!