Sunday, March 14, 2010
Great Dismal Swamp after all
When I left the swamp, I got a call from Andrew Baldelli who told me he had found a California Gull at First Landing State Park. The gull wouldn't be a year bird, but it would be a state bird, one of my bugaboo birds I've missed year in and year out. I decided to try to see it and headed to the park. Unfortunately it flew west and wasn't seen again today. Ah well.
So tomorrow I'll hope to get the Prius back. And oh yes. I decided to use some of the time until our trip to Colorado in April, while John is leading a birding trip to Cuba, to fly to Texas Tuesday for a week and go for some of the goodies that are in the Rio Grande Valley. The year's species total now stands at 412.