Yesterday evening I went out with Vic Laubach for birding along the local Blue Ridge Parkway. Vic is one of my followers on this blog and a great birder, as well as the one of the coordinators for the annual local fall Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch.
The previous day Vic had seen a mother bear with a cub along the parkway so we also went to look for them. Believe it or not, the bears were up in a tree right where they were the day before! That was a treat.
At one of the spots Vic said something like "hear that? that's a Cerulean". Cerulean Warbler would have been a lifer for me so I was excited. We tromped through the brush to look for the bird but all we found was Redstarts. The day was already a success though -- a heard bird is a year bird! # 264. Later on at a different location, we heard another one calling and then my mom finally spotted it and we all got to see it and I got great looks. Awesome bird! Thanks so much Vic and thanks mom for spotting it!