Birding (and more) in Calhoun County and beyond
May didn't quite end up where I would need to be too try to get to 200 for the year, ending up at 174. My best guess is that one needs to be at 180 by the end of May (Spring migration) to have a shot at 200 for the year. I would say even more this year considering how sparse it has been this year for some birds that have been fairly reliable.
I did manage FOY Least Sandpipers with a very quick few at Betz and Beckley, between and opening in the overgrown crops. May 18th I had a great show being put on by a Black Tern. I did manage some rough video of it flying around pretending to be a swalllow. A nice smattering of warblers in a spot I don't normally hit for warblers/migrants brought some first for that hotspot:
T DR N fluddle did pay off with a Semipalmated Plover and a Semipalmated Sandpiper mixed in with some Least Sandpipers. It was a fairly quiet end to the month with a late weekend away from Chaos outside of the county. June did end up having a bit more action to it though.
My exploits in my latest passion, Birding...not Bird-watching;-)