There was something about today’s walk at the preserve that reminded me of the Pacific Northwest, but I couldn’t exactly put my finger on it. The weather was overcast with just enough drizzle to make things damp and it wasn’t really all that cold, about 50. Perhaps, I’ll figure it out later.
Birds were actually quite numerous and active despite the pissy weather. There were many Song and White-throated Sparrows along the edges of the trails as well as a large flock of blackbirds and grackles. Aerial species like Black and Turkey Vultures, were mostly absent (only one of each!). The biggest surprise of the day was an out of season Osprey perched in a tree over the Brandywine as I left the preserve.