I was at the overlook all day last Saturday. It was a slow bird day. Very slow. The counters counted 50 birds compared to the 8,000 something two days before. It was slow.
So what happens on slow days? We make connections with visitors. We find out where people are from. We tell them about all the birds that come here (except today, because it is a slow day). We find out if they have been here before and we help them use binoculars to see the fake owl because it feels like that's all there is to see. But that isn't really true.
|Christian with his dragonflies.|
|Right before the Sharp-shinned Hawk release.|
|Katie with the harrier.|
Slow days also give us time to appreciate tractor parades and Belgian horses. You just never know what is going to show up at Hawk Ridge - maybe it's raptors, and maybe it's not.
|One of about 13 tractors in the tractor parade.|
|Really big, Belgian horses.|
|Fog banks rolled in and out on Monday morning, Sept. 16th.|
See you at the Ridge.