On Saturday I had the wonderful opportunity of hanging out with some great birders, bloggers and tweeters I've met online. Mother nature must have been on our side because the skies cleared for one day and then we we're back into the rain.
Chris from Picus blog is giving us the lowdown on the days activities. He and Dawn/Dawns Bloggy Blog organized our birding get together. Great job to both of you! Over on the right you can see the No Entry signs which are there to protect nesting birds, especially Piping Plovers.
Here we are hogging the whole road! That's John over there, the tall one with the hat and enormous camera on his shoulder. John and his wife Sharon are from Birding of Maine. They were kind enough to cart Steve B/Shooting Our Universe and I around for the morning in their car. All very nice people.
Heading down the boardwalk in hopes of seeing something spectacular
Okay, so he wasn't spectacular, but boy was he mad! He and his lady had a nest right near the boardwalk so he squawked at us all until we were out of sight.
After 4 hours, and much more scenery than I've shown, this is where our journey ended 0n Plum Island, looking out over the preserve. It was a great morning which hopefully will be repeated sometime in the future. Maybe this fall?
Can't say I've met a nicer bunch of people in a long time. Wish I could have stayed longer but my daughter had to photograph a wedding that afternoon and it was my job to get her there. Dawn, I look forward to seeing you again sometime! Thank you everyone for the wonderful memories!
Besides those I've already mentioned (John, Christopher, Dawn, and Steve), here is a list of the other bloggers/twitterers/birders that participated:
Bev from Behind the Bins
Lauren from Worn Field Guide
Cattie from Birding Girl
Janet from Plover Warden Diaries
Amanda from Fledgling Birder
Dan from Nature Observances - by Forestal
Mark and Laura from Strack 16