Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Last Bird, Last Photo of 2012

A Great-horned Owl hooting for me and the dog at dusk at Cox Hall Creek WMA, NJ last night made a fine last bird of 2012. Last photo? It was not the pesky Northern Shrike at the Schellenger Tract of Cape May NWR, which eludes me despite the fact I live a mile from it and spent a couple hours spread out over New Year's Eve looking. Last photo honors go to this Sanderling at Two Mile Beach - nothing wrong with that. I'm wondering now what bird will greet me first from the porch on New Year's Day - perhaps another GHOW, or maybe Clapper Rail bellowing from nearby Green Creek Marsh.

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