Black-throated Green Warbler is a common bird in many places, and those places are not places I bird commonly, at least not for the last year. Soon, I will reunite with this bird, though this time it will not be in the company of Roseate Spoonbills and Green Jays...birds like Razorbills and Spruce Grouse will be much, much closer. Photographed at South Padre Island, TX.
Kelp Gull? Nazca Booby? Yuck. Those are not birds I want to see, especially not in California. Tomorrow I leave for Maine, where I will join other nerds for whiskey and lifers (as opposed wooski and Vague Runts, as some nerds I know will be attempting to drink in) and competitive bird blog coverage. There will be migrants. There will be seabirds. There will be boreal birds. There will probably be lobster, although I'd much rather be eating crab. We won't even be looking for vagrants, but if another Little Egret decided to drop into Scarborough Marsh right about now I won't be complaining. There are ten (10) target birds I need as lifers, and a whole host of other shit that I haven't seen in years...American Woodcock, Saltmarsh Sparrow, etc. Stoked.
BB&B will be back in June. Stay thirsty, my friends.