Date: 10/16/19 6:45 am From: John Barrett <john.pine.barrett...> Subject: [JERSEYBI] Turning on the Light
With the impending low pressure about to consume our area, I thought it best to put some high pressure on my birding this morning before work. I was inspired by Yong's post to find some wood ducks. My new thing is finding birds in places others would normally not look.
Low and behold, walking a "trail" in the local municipal park, I found some black ducks rafting about when in came two female wood ducks! I could not find any record of wood duck on ebird for this location, what a sight! I waited for a male to show, but could not locate.
My wood duck call was priceless.
The non-birders really must have wondered what was wrong with me. But practice makes perfect.
What really makes a "hot-spot" hot anyway - is it hot because there are rare birds there or just that there are so many people there so very often that the rare birds are just more likely to be seen. Thanks Young for keeping me focused on the "plain and boring" areas of my local town. Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light...