My friend Ann Marie and I sorted through my life list to see what might be easy to find that would put me over 300 before the end of 2012. In doing so we realized that I had several species listed twice. It seems they didn’t make much of an impression on me the first time I saw it so when I saw it a second time I listed it as a life bird again. So instead of 297 I’m actually at 294.
We birders share iformation on rare bird sightings with each other via the Internet. A man, about 40 minutes away from me, posted that he has had a Summer Tanager coming to his feeder for the past couple of days. This is the range map of a Summer Tanager.
But here he was. The picture is a little blurry. We had to take pictures through the kitchen window for fear of scaring it away.
I met up with my friend Corina who also walks her dog at the park and we had a nice visit as the dogs played and sniffed together.
In the evening my sister took me out for a birthday dinner at an Italian restaurant. Very delicious.
What a nice birthday it was.