I've been very remiss in my blogging duties of late, but here are a few quick updates on the goings-on of the Bird Nut.
Since my trip to southern Mexico this past December, I completed 11th grade (yay!), visited Prescott College in northern Arizona, and did some birding. Nothing too extraordinary, but I got to go to Cape Cod and see my aunt and uncle (and do some fishing) and also did some bird surveys in northern New Mexico with some friends of mine. Both were very fun in their own right, especially getting to go back to Cape Cod and soak up some nice humidity (I'm from New Mexico, remember). I participated in an epic battle with a Bluefin tuna that lasted over 4 hours (yes, really), and resulted in a snapped line and 4 very worn-out guys. I say participated because I only reeled it in for about 20-30 minutes, after which my arms felt like jelly. Nonetheless, it was quite an experience, and one I will never forget (my arms won't forget either).
Without further ado, here are some pictures (because who wants to read a boring post about my life without some extra entertainment):
Oh, and I took all these pictures with my iPhone, so the quality will be a bit worse than usual. As you will notice, there are no bird pictures (excluding one). That is because it is rather difficult to take close-up shots of birds with an iPhone. Trust me on it.
|Fenway! We (my sister and I) joined our aunt and uncle for a Red Sox game on our first night in Massachusetts. They lost, but we still had a wonderful time.|
|I can't write a post about Cape Cod without including a beach shot. I mean, come on!|
|I very distant and blurry picture of several Black-bellied Plovers. This is the result of taking a picture through binoculars, with an iPhone. Its a bit tricky, to say the least.|
|While we were out fishing, we got the chance to see a lot of these guys (Humpback Whales) and some came very close to the boat. Beautiful creatures.|
|Another whale shot.|
|This is where I did Rosy-Finch surveys for a couple days in late July. It was at about 13,000 feet, and simply gorgeous.|
|We didn't see any of our target species, but the views more than made up for the lack of Rosy-Finches (in my opinion, anyway).|
Stay tuned! ;)