Wednesday, November 17, 2010
A Change of Plans
Normally not much happens on a travel day. And for the first half of today that was true. But when I arrived in San Antonio from San Diego, I had three phone messages which told me that there was a Fork-tailed Flycatcher in CT and a possible Thick-billed Vireo in FL. At that point I was on my way to the Rio Grande Valley to try for the Crimson-collared Grosbeak, and I decided to continue on that path. But I changed my return flight from Harlingen TX to Hartford CT instead of Norfolk VA, so I can try for the flycatcher on Friday afternoon. I'm holding on plans for the vireo until it is confirmed and it's relocatable (yes, that's a word!). In Hartford my New England companion Denny Abbott will meet me and we'll go to Stamford where the flycatcher was discovered. Denny is going to try for that bird tomorrow. After a hit or miss on the flycatcher, I'll return with Denny to NH where I hope to see the White-winged Crossbills which have been coming to his neighbor's feeder ever since the day after we returned from our Maritime trip. But let's not get too distracted from the current main course. Tomorrow is grosbeak day.