I seized the opportunity to chase a few rare ducks that were reported in Rehoboth during the week. These are Black-bellied Whistling Ducks which are normally only found in the deep south like Texas, Arizona and occasionally in Florida. The reports stated "private property" but I found out that they were really on a Country Club's golf course so I decided to try my luck sweet talking the golf pro into letting me go look for the ducks. You may or may not know that a few of the Bird Nerds belong to a local Country Club so they gave me tips on how to dress in order to have the best shot at getting onto the course.
I showed up a the country club at 5:15 PM dressed in my polo shirt and tan khakis and met a young guy in a golf cart in the parking lot. I explained that I was here to see the rare ducks and put on my most official demeanor - leading the young man to think that I was an official of some sort. I didn't lie, I just let him draw his own conclusion. I was shocked when he said that I could get on the course at 6 PM after the tournament finished. Great! Then he even told me to go inside when I asked him about a restroom (it was a 2 hour drive from Wilmington). After a trip to the restroom, I decided to hang out in the air conditioned Pro Shop rather than out in the 100 degree parking lot.
Here is the first selfie - me in the new golf top that I bought at HALF PRICE in the pro shop! I needed a new top to wear to the work since it is so hot in my office.
|on the course
|Black-bellied Whistling Ducks (BBWDs)
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|Happy Hour on the Ferry