Another great walk at Cox Hall Creek Management Area gave me looks at 3 new life birds in addition to this American Goldfinch. The new life birds according to eBird are Blue-headed Vireo, Veery and Bank Swallow though I must say I am pretty sure I saw a Veery last fall with Mike but mist not have added it into eBird at that time..
Springtime brings thoughts of shorebird migration to my mind. That brings Heislerville to mind so a trip up to Cumberland County was in order. There was still some ducks around including Northern Shovelers, Blue and Green-winged Teal, Mallard's and Black Ducks. There were Snowy and Great Egrets along with Double Crested Cormorants plus both species of Yellow Legs. A highlights was a large flock of Glossy and White-faced Ibis feeding alongside of Short-billed Dowitchers. I saw
Black-bellied Plovers, Least Sandpipers and Dunlin and along the beach were Red-winged Blackbirds galore. Forester's Tern have returned and were fishing in the first impoundment. No Black Skimmers yet which is a bird I love to see feed along the waters.
I was honored to be invited to the wedding of one of my best friend's, Ellyn, daughter's wedding. It was a beautiful day. I am pictured here with Ellyn and Abigail. Then, the happy couple are at their reception. My wish for them is to always be as happy in the future as they are today, to remember that sometimes the little things really add up to the bigger picture and to cherish each day as we never know how long we have in this life.