“People often ask me how it is that I seem to be so much at peace. There is a primary reason — and it is available to all who wish to have it. Here’s a simple prerequisite to attaining peace at that level. I invite you to observe the beasts, birds and fish and let them teach you. Let this be a daily routine and life, as you know it, will never be the same.”
– Eddie Bo

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Day 284 - Blackburnian Warbler!

I took yesterday off to do a little "Non-green" Birding.  I went on a boat trip out of Ventura and had a great day on the ocean watching some great seabirds.  An added bonus was that it was not quite so hot out on the water.

I went out for a quick jaunt this morning before the heat cranked up again.  I met up with a couple of birders and we were lucky to find a Blackburnian Warbler, which joins the year list at #258.  The only other time I had seen this bird was in Ecuador.  Although the bird was not in its spiffy breeding plumage it was still a nice-looking specimen, so it was too bad I was unable to get a photo.  I did have witnesses, which is the next best thing.

After that I went home and took a nap in the heat of the day.

After the addition of this 1 species, the year's total stands at 258

The Score: Vermont 261, Green Big Year 258

Today I rode a total of 15.1 miles

More later,

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