• Birding in the rain

    4 monthes ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Are you stubborn enough to go out on Sunday morning even if it's raining? Some of us are. In May, morning bird lists here reach 40 to 50 and day lists reach 60+, even 70+, yet, this morning I am happy with a mere 11 species.
    I was hoping for some wind, which would allow me to open the leeward window and listen to the birds singing in the reeds, or should I say singing in the rain, but the rain was falling literally vertically and, with a cup of espresso from the nearest petrol station, I was birding through water twirling its way down the glass.
    There were many swallows and martins in...
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