Its a pretty cool place...especially if you appreciate being close enough to commercial aircraft to feel the rumble in your chest! I enjoyed it.
|A regular sight from the BWI Trail at Friendship Park, Glen Burnie, Maryland|
Scurring along the trail that rounded the south end of the park to get to the other side as quickly as I could, I did see a couple Carolina Chickadees, Tufted Titmouse, Mourning Doves, and a couple dozen American Robins flying overhead. Otherwise, it was not very birdy. I just knew I'd find loads of birds over on the otherside of the park where all that bird noise was coming from.
Is it just me, or does this happen to you too?...when your eyes and ears just seem to sync...and something just clicks in your mind...and you are absolutely certain that you are looking in the right direction of where the sound is coming from.
Well, I was certain that I was looking at the right place...but when adjusting my focus it became apparent that I was looking at a large red speaker. Huh?!
It turns out that BWI Airport plays a series of crazed bird calls periodically to scare the geese and keep them off the lawn and out of the flight path. I'd been punked!
...but had a good laugh at myself.