As my mother used to ask when I hadn’t called in a while (before cell phones and when long-distance calls cost too much), “Have you fallen off the face of the earth?”. No, I am still here and have even birded some. Just no extra time to blog. But I am getting back into a routine after the move so the blogging should increase.
I took today off and took some time to lake watch at Eagle Creek Reservoir from Rick’s parking lot on the off-chance a Sabine’s Gull would fly by. Or maybe a Franklin’s. Or dare I say the J-word? I did the same thing last Sunday afternoon. It is the right time of the year, maybe a week or two early. But there have been steady winds from the north the last couple of days. Didn’t have luck either time, but you won’t know unless you look.
A few pictures of the above mentioned gulls from previous years.
It was good to get the “feel” of the 25 Ringed-bills coming and going. I really haven’t watched gulls since I moved to Indiana and I need to get the “feel” of Ringed-bills so I can differentiate a different gull or tern that might chance by.
The only other bird of note was an Osprey that I first noticed on a light pole on the dam and then hunting below the dam. Otherwise it was quiet.
I will join Mike tomorrow morning at Southwestway Park and then hopefully go on Don Gorney’s walk at Ft. Harrison Sunday morning. So I should have more to report Monday.