August 9, 2008 [LINK / comment]

More mountain-top birding

Deciding that conquering Elliott's Knob was not enough, Jacqueline and I decided to climb Humpback Rocks yesterday. It's only about 800 feet up from the parking lot, about one-third of what we climbed on Wednesday. The wind was very strong, with mostly clear skies and cooler-than-normal temperatures. Conveniently (not!), I had left the new digital camera turned on overnight without recharging the batteries, so it was useless and we wasted a good photo-op. I guess that's how you learn. Anyway, here are the birding highlights:

My legs still hurt like hell from all that climbing, especially the calf muscles, and my right arm is still healing after throwing out that first pitch last month, so I've only got one good limb right now.