Total ABA Species Recorded During 2010 - 731

Monday, April 5, 2010


   I went to Back Bay NWR early this morning prepared to do a beach survey with David Hughes and Sarah Davis.  However, we got the Expedition stuck in the soft beach sand.  Later we learned that the SUV had an overdrive gear that probably was engaged and kept the four-wheel drive from properly operating.  At least that's our story and we're sticking to it.  While the vehicle was being mobilized, refuge biologist, John Gallegos, sent us out to record impoundment water levels so he could decide when and where to do a controlled burn, not to be confused with the burn John did when he found we had gotten the vehicle stuck in the sand.  Nothing particularly exciting birdwise.
   On the way back home David and I stopped at Stumpy Lake to see if any Prothonotary Warblers were in.  We didn't see or hear any, although we did get to use the new entrance road for the first time.
   At home I watched the St Louis Cardinals first game of the season which they won.  Nice way to start the 162 games.

1 comment:

  1. Are you still going to the dismal swamp tomorrow? love your blog, would like to join you.
    Kathy Spencer
    ps: you were one of the teachers on a field trip for Tidewater Master Naturalists a couple of years ago. We saw no birds!