February 3, 2007 [LINK / comment]

Ducks & geese on Bell's Lane

It was bitterly cold and windy this morning, but at least the sun was shining. After the frigid spell we've had for the past two weeks, I was fed up with being cooped up indoors, and decided to head out and search for birds. At nearly all the places I stopped, however, very few birds were visible -- wisely hunkered down, no doubt. I did see a fair number of ducks and geese on the farm pond at Bell's Lane, at least, including a Bufflehead and the first Pintails that I had seen in six years, so it wasn't a total loss. Today's highlights:

Grant Simmons

Earlier in the morning, I paid a visit to Grant Simmons, president of the Augusta Bird Club. Grant's home was partly destroyed by a fire two weeks ago, and his son DeWayne was hospitalized for a few days. Many, many thanks to all the ABC members who have helped Grant out in this difficult time.