Part of the joy of moving to a new place is experiencing new places and new hotspots. Back in New England, I could tell you where to do and when to go to see certain birds. Here, its partly learning a new birding language, a new timing, and some new species and habits. The other day I went to an open field to look for sparrows. While I walked away with nothing new for the year, I was reminded about patience in the field and patience when it comes to learning a new spot.
I;ll give you an example. I got my first Georgia Veery last month. But the bird I saw was not the Veery I was used to. It was paler. The Georgia Birders I was with thought nothing of it, but I was confused. This of course comes with any move. The joys of learning are important ones and bring about great opportunities if you are willing to listen and enjoy them. I will enjoy learning the new places, habits and hopefully, get some new birds! Until the next time...
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