Like a bird, can I fly away home, flyaway home again?
Is there a place where I can roam, where I can roam,
over a wooded glen?
Like a bird I search for a nest, I search for a place to be,
If I keep searching will I finally find, finally find
a nesting place for me?
If I try can I sing a new song, sing a new song of the sea?
From desert to ocean I've found a new home, found a new home,
found a new nest just for me.
~Kathie Adams Brown (April 7, 2014)
After driving 2700 miles from Tucson to Maine I am finally settling in to my new nest in Brunswick. Two weeks after arriving here I left to go to Florida with my mother where we visited my brother. Of course, while I was there I counted birds. I am still going through those photos while trying to stay current with blogging about all the new birds I am seeing. You can read all the latest updates on my blog, Kathie's Birds as well as read about my epic search for the Florida Scrub Jay while I was there. It was while I was in Florida that I missed my first ever BiF monthly blogpost. For anyone who was waiting for it, I do apologize.
Migration has begun and new birds are arriving everyday. I've already counted 40 species of birds in my new yard and I am liking my new life so far. In the morning the song sparrows sing me awake and at dusk I watch the sky fade to darkness while American Woodcocks fill the twilight with a chorus of buzzy "peents!" I never thought I would have Woodcocks for yard birds! Thank you for reading my blogposts. I so enjoy reading your comments!
|Canada Goose on nest at Great Meadows Wildlife Meadows, Massachusetts 2012|