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Thread #117366   Message #2530927
Posted By: Janie
03-Jan-09 - 10:12 PM
Thread Name: BS: Birdwatching 2009
Subject: RE: BS: Birdwatching 2009
This doesn't count at all, but it was the thrill of lifetime for me, so I'm posting it. Just got back from a road trip that included a stop and walk along the Susquehanna River immediately below the Conowingo Dam, near Port Deposit. (just about 3 miles from Camp Ramblewood, where the Getaway used to be held.) I saw 4 Bald Eagles in the tops of trees along a 1/4 mile stretch of river trail. The first I have ever seen in the wild.

Thrilling.

I'm in for the bird count. Have just got feeders up at my new place and will be interested to see if I get different species. Got home late this afternoon for the first time in 2009. Saw a couple of bluebirds, a white-breasted nuthatch, a couple of white-throated sparrows, tufted titmouses, juncos, Carolina or Black-capped chickadees, cardinals, a female red-headed woodpecker, and a Carolina wren.

Raptor, I'm so glad you start us on these projects!

Janie