Saw What Owl?
This past weekend was the 2010 Super Bowl of Birding in Essex County, Massachusetts and Rockingham County, New Hampshire. As we did last year, a team of bird bloggers consisting of Christopher of Picus Blog, Corey of 10000 Birds, Mike of the Feather and the Flower, John of A DC Birding Blog, Andrew of Birdingdude and myself of this blog, surveyed the coasts and backroads of Essex County searching for fame, fortune, and feathers as the Bloggerhead Kingbirds.
Once we all convened on the scenic Staybridge Suites-Burlington we did what birders and bird bloggers round the world do when they get together. We went birding. Christopher had a couple interesting birds for us to see that afternoon and we hot-footed it over to a fairly unassuming of pines for what would be the first notable bird of the trip. And long-time fans of the Bloggerhead Kingbirds will note that this year’s kick-off was a very similar experience to last year. Christopher had a predictable Northern Saw-whet Owl teed up and ready for us not a mile from our hotel.
It was a life bird for not only me, but John as well, and we oohed and ahhed at the little bird as everyone got super looks. Christopher had done it again. Just like last year, we started off with an owl.
After that we took off to an even better bird, one I’m unfortunately not at liberty to talk about right now, but you’ll hear of it soon enough. The Bloggerhead Kingbirds were off and running. More to come…