This area seemed to be protected from the winds. It was like I had found the "zone". Immediately, I saw several Tufted Titmice and Black-capped Chickadees, about a dozen Red-Breasted Nuthatches, and two or three White Breasted Nuthatches. I wish you could have heard the nuthatches. Their sound is so cute, and it was repeating all around me. There was also a small wren. The best thing was a Fox Sparrow, rummaging in the leaves next to the trail. A Golden-Crowned Kinglet and a Red-Bellied Woodpecker topped it all off. I snapped wonderful photos of all of these birds, many from very close up, and couldn't wait to look at them and select from them for my blog.
I turned on the camera, connected it to the computer, and found nothing but my photos from this morning's walk at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. I am crushed. The Fox Sparrow was a life bird, and I so wanted the proof!
So, here are my two photos from Tower Hill.
I need to find out why my camera isn't reliably saving photos. This has now happened three times. I think at the very least I am able to save only if I completely clear the card before taking any new photos. I was able to look through all of the above photos while I was on the trail. So how and when do they disappear? So sad....