Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Field Fun

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...

Chipping Sparrow

Northern Flicker

Palm Warbler

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  1. it is always challenging to find birds in a new area. Like the shot of the Palm Warbler

  2. They're passing through!!! All good birds!

  3. Great birds and sightings.. I love the cute warbler and the Flicker has always been a favorite. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your week!

  4. I love the thrill of learning new birds and being in new places..... will keep upto date on your new finds.

  5. I'm still a rank amateur birder .... I still get excited and say... "Look... A seagull!" hahahah.... I got a great photo of a small hawk the other day and am relying on birder blog buddies to id him....her..... I don't really know at all, but, love to see any and all birds....