Thursday, July 22, 2010
It is the end of week #29, and I have not picked up my binocs once this week. I have seen or heard around my home 25 different birds. I knew while I was in NC that there was a possibility of an overnite trip to south Florida to see a greater flamingo, but my contact in the Keys said none have been seen so far this summer. Instead, someone in Spearfish, SD found last week an orange-billed nightingale thrush south of there. This is a bird of Central America, so how it ended up in South Dakota is one of those birding mysteries. No matter how it happened, apparently lots of birders have been flocking to SD to check it out. Tomorrow at 6:40 AM I will be on a plane to Chicago, and then onto SD. Stay tuned!