Today was the day I planned to observe a bunch of birds so I could participate in Birdstack's "Birds of the Equinox." I did participate, but I was very disappointed in that it seemed like all the birds were just hiding from me. I could hear them, but I couldn't see them. I know I've come to this conclusion before, and it seems true today: birdwatching is better done in the winter when there are no leaves on the trees. Spring has come to Dallas, and the trees are all budding out, obscuring the birds.
There was one bird of interest, which I saw twice, but I don't know what it was. I'll see if David from Birdstack can help me figure this one out with this sketchy description:
- location - back yard, near the forest edge
- size - small to medium, but not as small as a sparrow
- tail - notched
- bill - black and thin, not cone shaped
- colors - kind of hard to tell, but I think white breast and gray body
- behavior - swooped to snatch up flying insects in mid-flight