Just a short post to get back into writing and to let you know I am still here. After this past weekend the move for the most part is over and I should get back into the routine of posting.
I had to spend time moving from a larger to smaller storage unit and moving some (more) boxes. And dealing with a flat tire. But I found a few hours to get out birding each day.
I spent a couple of hours out Saturday AM in the cold and wind. Started at the retaining ponds off County Line Road. Not much waterfowl yet – Mallards, American Coots, and Pied-billed Grebes. But lots of Savannah Sparrows (20+), Eastern Meadowlarks, and Red-winged Blackbirds.
I then spent an hour at Southeastway Park where I only hit one wave that had a few warblers.
Sunday afternoon I spent a couple of hours at Atterbury/Johnson County Park area. Yes, I know I said I was birding Marion County, but that is a discussion for another time.
It was rather quiet but felt good to be out. I had a personal high count for Atterbury of two Great Egrets.
At Honker Haven the water level is good for shorebirds. There were a couple of Wilson’s Snipe, a Pectoral Sandpiper, and Killdeer.
The Mute Swan is still in the area, this time at Johnson County Park’s pond.
And this is my last view as the rain started to fall. A peaceful end to a good day to be out walking.