Sunday, June 9, 2013
Crosswinds Marsh - 09 Jun 2013
Though I would dip on seeing or hearing the chats, I had a pretty good morning. The mosquitos weren't too bad, and I managed to get some digiscoping in for the first time in weeks. House Wrens were abundant, nesting in many of the bluebird houses that lined the horse trail.
I heard the 'zeeb-zeeb' of a Clay-colored Sparrow coming from the trees lining the power line trail. I'm guessing that the bird is attracted by the buzzing of the power lines that sound amazingly like a Clay-colored Sparrow. A Yellow-billed Cuckoo was also calling from the trees next to the road, but I was unable to find it.
I'm also happy to report that I got my first Ticks of the year! Two of them were crawling on my neck when I got home. Yuck... I'm also sporting my first mosquito bites and a couple of purple-looking bumps on my neck that I hope aren't tick bites.