Sunday, May 9, 2010

What a difference a day makes!

Stormy skies over Magee Marsh.

Here's an update on Saturdays exciting attempt to set up our display at the Biggest Week in American Birding.

If you read my last post, you know about the winds, rain and mud...lots of mud! What a difference a day makes! Today is bright and sunny, a steady breeze blowing in and scads of birds singing all around us.

We arrived a little late, slept in...and with the help from a few of the other birders here, I have my tent set up and in one piece. We have our tables, bins and all of my photos, and postcards too! we have to wait for the people to arrive...

Matt Mendenhall from Birders World in his booth, please note, there isn't any mud on his clothes.

This spot will forever live in my memory...don't park in mud.

This is my "mini-booth" after the tent AND the Doodles blew away.
We found her about a mile down the beach...she's okay.

Again, please note the covering of mud from head to toe.

This is the Doodles at her postcard table. At this point, I gave up and sat in my car and pouted.

Jerry Whipple, my best customer...actually, my only customer.
He does great work with young people interested in agriculture!

Yes, there are a few birds here, like this Scarlet Tanager.

This poor raccoon was trying his hardest to get into that hole in the tree...after a lot of wiggling, he finally made it in.
I wanted to do the same thing.

I'll try to post more tonight...maybe even a few birds!


  1. Sweet Scarlet Tanager! That's a bird I only get to see very briefly a few times a year, and never well enough for pictures. Well worth the mud! Can't wait to hear about the rest of your birds.

  2. Hi Felicia! Even I could see that Scarlet Tanager, what a beauty!