Here in my hometown. Here in New England. When I lived here before I was not the birder I am now, so being here now is like seeing New England with new eyes. For the past few years I have only been able to count birds on my brief summer visits. Now I am here for at least a year, if not longer. Now I have a chance to see what I can see.
Upon my arrival here this September my current eBird stats are as follows:
- Life Birds-386 species
- Total species for the Year-250
- So far this month 31 species
- Connecticut Life Birds 94 species
- Maine Life Birds 85 species
- Massachusetts Life Birds 18 species
- New Hampshire Life Birds 8 species
- Rhode Island Life Birds 2 species
- Vermont Life Birds 0 species
Today Gus and I took a trip to Misquamicut State Beach in Westerly, RI where I added several species to my Rhode Island Life List. One of those species was a Piping Plover, my first Life Bird since arriving here. For those of you who don't know what that means, a Life Bird is a bird species that a birder has seen for the first time. Until today I had never seen a Piping Plover before.
Of course, we took lots of photos and I hope to publish them soon but for now just words and stats will have to do. I will be flying back to AZ on Sunday to supervise the packing of my household stuff. I will return next week and we will be preparing to move into the house we will be renting around the first of October. As soon as possible after that I hope to have my own computer up and running and shortly after that I hope to be posting photos again.
I have written 2 new poems that will post on Kathie's Poet Tree, if you are interested. Now I am off to enter my newest birding data into eBird and I will post the update as soon as possible. The computer I am using is in my mother's bedroom and she would like to go to bed tonight so I will see how much I can get done before she kicks me out!