Earlier this week a Baird’s Sandpiper was reported at a local lake. A crucial bird for my Big Year. I had planned yesterday to get out to check it out before the mudflats disappeared, and the resulting post would have been put up this morning. But then the remnants of Hurricane Fay finally arrived. It’s been raining non-stop.
Ah, weather can be frustrating when it results in a non-birding day. And the Baird’s are likely long-gone. But fortunately for the western part of the state, still reeling from a year-long drought, Fay hit them head-on. The soaking was well-needed.
Has anyone out there had any birding exploits ruined, or even enhanced, by weather?