Monday, April 22, 2013
My hubby and I really like to hike and soo look forward to the snow melt and Spring to finally lace up our boots and head up a mountain or down a trail. We have a great little mountain near us, Bradbury Mountain, and as soon as hubby gets in from work, we put on our boots and head over there. This whole month there is a "Hawk Watch" on the mountain. Bird counting every day! When we hiked up there one night this week, we found 2 people with high powered binoculars and a scope and a very impressive count of all the birds that they had seen.
Here is the blurb from the State Park website about it:
Daily hawk watch on the summit of Bradbury Mountain. Come and join an expert as she tallies the hawks, eagles and other raptors as they return from the southlands after a long winter. Learn why the watch is conducted over Bradbury and how to identify the birds from the ground.
Here are the pictures that I took of them on the summit.
It's a pretty view at the top. At the edge of the horizon, that is all ocean! On a good day you can see out to Eagle Island, (only accessible by boat) also a State Park. And next stop after Eagle Island, England! That's it folks, all Atlantic Ocean stretched out to the East.
Bundled up but smiling!
A very impressive bird count!