5am Wake Up for An Urban Birdwatch with The Belize Audobon
This morning my phone alarm rang in the darkness. NO…
If I was going to get up for San Pedro’s Urban Birdwatch and Bird Count, it was going to have to happen quickly.
And I’m glad I did because OH WHAT A PRETTY MORNING. Birds or no birds.
We’ve had some beautiful days this week…dark, rich, heavy clouds, rain and sun. This morning was more of the same.
And we DID see birds. The lowlight…the rock pigeon in the park. The highlight…a peregrine falcon chasing a group (flock?) of blue winged teals.
Here’s what I saw.
Pigeon prints in the park.
The Roman Catholic Church.
A wood pecker.
The gas station dock is being rebuilt.
The Phoenix Resort.
A migrating oriole.
Caye Casa looking gorgeous.
A handsome great egret in the mangroves.
And the birders – lead by Roni Martinez of the Audobon and the Scarlet Six – the group that heads the protection of the scarlet macaws in the Chiquibul.
I flitted off early…before we got to the area with the BEAUTIFUL water birds.
Like the tuxedo-ed stilt.
I take my birding like I take people that irritate me – in small doses.