Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Yep, we had an earthquake.  Actually, Virginia did yet it was felt here in Jersey as well as in many other east coast states and even Canada. 

We also confirmed that we have have a Black-chinned Hummingbird visiting our feeders.  They are a very rare visitor to our neck of the woods.  I showed a photo of one of the hummingbirds to a bona fide bird man, and he instantly identified it as a Black-chinned.  I knew it was different from the others, as it has a very deep purple throat and the black area above is nothing like the Ruby-throated species.  It also has a beak that is noticeably longer than the ruby.  Pretty cool stuff.

On another note, more fly fishing related, the rivers are rebounding nicely after a long, hot summer with little precipitation.  The recent rains and cool nights are just what the trout ordered.  We hit the mid fifties here in the woods last night.  Unfortunately, I'm off to Boston in the AM, but I hope to hit the rivers this weekend with rod in hand and flies on the line. 

Until then, tie some up and get out on the river and fish!


Anonymous said...

Why didn't you post that photo for us to see. I like birds, except when they eat the trout I'm casting too.

Anonymous said...

Hay Matt, wanna fish on Monday mornin' LOLOLOL