Then, we went to a new place in search of sparrows. I scoped out the place last week and got torn up by sticker bushes so I decided to bring a pair of pruning sheers with me to cut my way through the brush. And then Lori said - "you should get a machete". As luck would have it, we were driving past the North End Thrift Store at that exact moment so in we went. Guess what? They sell machetes at the thrift store. We got one for $12. Here I am modeling the latest in machete wear.
The machete wasn't very sharp. We should have assumed that any machete purchased at a thrift store in The Villas would not be sharp. This is what happened to Barbara when she tried to cut through the sticker bushes - the sticker bush slapped her back! We almost peed ourselves watching her swipe at the plant only to be slapped in the neck. It's mearly a flesh wound.
Despite the terrible birding conditions, I did manage to get some good photos. The first 2 photos are of Widgeon. There has been a rare Widgeon in Cape May for the last few years. This guy is a Eurasian Widgeon. Notice the difference. The Eurasian bird has a reddish head while the American bird has a green eye patch with a yellow forehead.
|Black-crowned Night Heron|