Surgery. Tomorrow. Morning. 12-13 hours.
I will be getting surgery tomorrow to remove the cancer bone and surrounding infected areas including muscle and rotator cuff. They will be able to save the elbow and nerves, which I’m very thankful for. The birding may take a little break, but I know I’ll be back soon! I’ve had a great two and a half weeks birding locally like never before. Here’s a timeline of these amazing weeks:
November 19-My lifer Pacific Loon at Quassy Lake. A quick stop at White Mem. afterwords yielded a Pied-billed Grebe.
November 21-Ash Creek Survey, the highlight being a female Redhead
November 22-My lifer Red-headed Woodpecker at Northwest Park in Windsor.
November 23-Another Ash Creek Survey, the highlight being the discovery of the pond at St. Mary’s
November 25-A stop at Hammo, with the highlight being the neck banded Canada Goose
November 26-Thanksgiving Survey! Continuing RB Nuthatch and Gadwall at Ash Creek Main
November 28-IVORY GULL!!!! Cape May. Also Eurasian Wigeon and lifer Swainson’s Hawk
November 29-Great looks at an American Bittern, my lifer Tundra Swans, and an amazing Snow Goose show at Brig.
December 1-Another Ash Creek Survey. Continuing RB Nuthatch.
December 1-Hammo, 6 Baltimore Orioles. Arrival in CC-common Eider, Northern Harrier.
December 2-Big birding day. With the help of “old rusty” we were able to see: my lifer Barrow’s Goldeneye, a female King Eider, my lifer Black-legged Kittiwake, and my lifer Little Gull, plus Reazorbills, great looks at Harlequin Ducks, and great Northern Gannet shows
December 3-Early morning CC birding with many grebes, kittiwakes, and loons.
December 6-A long visit to Ash Creek Open space, highlighted by a late Lincoln’s Sparrow. No RB Nuthatch seen.
December 7-An INCREDIBLE birding day-my lifer Summer Tanager, Rufous Hummingbird, my lifer Ash-throated Flycatcher, and Orange-crowned Warbler
Please see the blog archives for entries on these amazing trips! Also see my New Photo gallery for photos.
I can’t wait to begin blogging again!
Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday season!