Birding (and more) in Calhoun County and beyond
I had 90% of this post finished up when the tab decided to crash without saving anything I had written. This will probably end up being a "long story, short" post then.
February I didn't manage to hit a new high for the month. The water stayed frozen over so waterfowl ended up not being an option for the backwater here. I also only managed a tie of 22 species for a day. For some reason I was thinking I hit 25 in a day, but eBird doesn't reflect that in my summary. Maybe when I pull the data I can get it to make sense.
March turned out much better. 60 species for the month, and a new high of 40 species in a single day on March 8th. Well above the 50 and 33 as my previous. I also finished the month as the leader for the year, and the month in the state. Not that it will/would last for long.
April has started out good as well. I have been a little disappointed the waterfowl hasn't been as diverse as I expected. Still high numbers of Ring-necked Ducks, but no Northern Pintail, Greater Scaup, Canvasback or Ruddy Ducks have shown up in the backwater.
Highlights from the past 8 weeks since my last post.
My exploits in my latest passion, Birding...not Bird-watching;-)