Cyclobirding: Is this phrase copyrighted yet?
I've been combining my passions for birding and biking all Summer long and I am having a blast. A bit of cycling fitness with interjections of birding along the way. Today, I cyclo-birded through Saratoga National Historical Park and managed 27 species of birds, 12 White-tailed Deer, and 4 "black" Grey Squirrels.
Highlights included these:
1 Blue-headed Vireo
1 Merlin with a Goldfinch in it's claws. (Viewed the attack)
1 Tennessee Warbler
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Barred Owl calling "Who cooks for Y'all" next to the visitor center.
Flock of 500+ Common
Grackles feasting on Beech nuts and dropping acorns (it was literally raining acorns, so I recorded it). It was interesting that about 50 percent of these birds were all missing the central tail feather!
1 very vocal Carolina Wren
6 Ruby-crowned Kinglets loosely hanging out with Chickadees and Titmice.
Best experience today:
The multitude of natural fragrances of the Autumn season, ranging from spicy and sweet to Adirondack perfumes mixed with Balsam-like fragrances after a light mist. It was like a holiday for the nose!
Happy Fall birding,
Note: If anyone else is interested in a cyclobirding trip, contact me off list at scottvarney1968@.... I'd love to get together with a group of folks willing to try it out!