My birding at the park was interrupted but I enjoyed the preview of migrants who showed up. The great number of birds out there has me very excited for the oncoming Warblers and Shorebirds. Ebird's Occurrence maps mark and display with great drama how birds move across our continent. New Hampshire's Squam Lakes Natural Science Center has a tracking device attached to an Osprey and you can follow along with Art the Osprey's Migration. Currently, he's looking at the Caribbean and waiting to move across to get to North America. Think about these voyages over the next months. How do birds do and how do they cross our borders and boundaries? And remember that they do it again and again! There's so much tying us to our desks and jobs and institutions, yet for the birds, that's no matter. Well, not much will be tying down in April and May, so I guess the birds got another convert.
Red Necked Grebe
2013 Year List: 113 (87 to go!)
Red-Necked Grebe (lifer) (Life List total: 263, 37 to go!)