Total ABA Species Recorded During 2010 - 731

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Back in Virginia

There’s nothing really fun about driving 740 miles. That’s the distance between Meridien MS and Staunton VA. We accomplished the task, but getting to Staunton was a real prize. We did find a roadside Starbucks for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up which helped. In Staunton I followed John in his Prius to the Toyota dealership where he left his car for servicing. Then I took him to pick up his wife’s Prius which she had left at a friend’s house, and the two Priuses returned to John’s house. On the drive today John and I had decided to spend the night in Highland County and try for a few Virginia birds tomorrow. To that end John fixed a quicky dinner of eggs and beans and we left for Highland County. On the way we stopped at a place where John had surveyed nightjars a few years ago and although it was drizzling, we heard a Whip-poor-will (daytime web photo) which was a new bird for me for the year bringing the total to 553. Tomorrow we’ll try for some warblers and flycatchers.

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