Under the weather

by John Briggs on March 15, 2008

in Blog

For the last week, I have been suffering with a bout of influenza that I would not wish on my worse enemy. After my temperature reached 103F, my wife made me visit the emergency room. X-Rays also showed that I had bronchitis. The doc gave me some antibiotics, and today, after loosing nearly 12 pounds of weight, I am slowly getting my strength back and am able to eat with some regularity.

Birding was non-existent for me during this period of time. Today, while yet another winter storm blankets Maine with snow, I was able to do some birdwatching from my living room window. The ice is finally breaking up on the Fiddler’s Reach section of the Kennebec River.

Quite a few waterfowl were added to my yard list today, as they dabbled along the shore line of my yard. You may view the entire list to date here. 30 species grace our list as of today! The beautiful drake Wood Duck made me feel much better after such a dreary week.

I have a new camera on order, which should be arriving next week. The new Canon 40D promises to be a very good camera for bird photography. I can’t wait to start snapping pictures again and get out of the confines of my house.

 Happy birding!

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