Monday, June 10, 2013

Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

Today on our journey south we stopped for some birding at the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary. We birded for 2 hours and identified 20 birds, which is not that great, just average, but what was great is that we got two Life Time birds, Allen’s Hummingbird and a rare Indigo Bunting. We would never have known about the Bunting except that two local birders, Holley & Ron Vetter, mention it to us and then were gracious enough to take us to the known location.  Of course the bird did not show, but just before giving up Jeanette played its song on her iPod, some confusion followed as we realized we were now hearing the actual bird sing not Jeanette’s iPod.  We then spotted him and enjoyed watching him sing and pose for a photograph. 

1 comment:

  1. Great shot! You can almost see the song he's singing.