Sunday, January 4, 2009

Guess Who's Back?

PABU, we missed you.Today was the Annapolis Christmas Bird Count (CBC) for the National Audubon Society.

So on a whim yesterday, I decided to ask my friends Bill & Gail, owners of the West Annapolis Wild Bird Center, if they wouldn't mind contacting those wonderful folks who hosted this rather colorful winter guest last winter. More specifically, I asked Bill to ask Pete & Margaret, the homeowners, if they might be able to take some time to keep a close eye on their feeders for today's count.

Low and behold, at around 1 PM (today!), I get an email from Bill informing me that the PAINTED BUNTING has returned. It's so nice to have him back in town. I hope he enjoyed his summer.

More on the Annapolis CBC soon, but for now... it's good night.

NOTE: This bird is on private property for the time being, so it's not open for public enjoyment. However, PABU has a history of spending most of his winter on the B&A Trail in Arnold. At that location, the general public is more than welcome to observe this wonderful bird. In the meantime, until I hear from the folks up in Arnold on the trail that the bird has arrived, please SIT TIGHT and patiently wait. I thank you, in advance, for your patience.



dAwN said...

Awesum..what a great photo.
We are in Florida now and hope see one.

Nervous Birds said...

Thanks dAwN! It was a very cool surprise to hear that PABU had in fact returned.

As for those bathroom mural photos, I'll get to work on that very soon.

Happy New Year.

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