Great Backyard Bird Count Sets Records

No there weren't really penguins.

No there weren’t really penguins.

Lowest temperature  (8-15 degrees F)

Lowest turnout (5)

Lowest bird count (13 species)

Yes it was cold out there. The smart birds were apparently hunkered down because there were few to be seen. Species sighted were: Common Merganser, Northern Harrier, Ring-billed Gull, Downy Woodpecker, Common Raven, White-throated Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Black-capped Chickadee, Carolina Wren, American Tree Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow White-throated Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, and Northern Cardinal.

We also saw a sad squirrel sunning itself on a wall: it was so still we feared it might frozen in place. But as we crept closer and closer it finally ran off. Whew.

Thanks Don and Marie from BCAS.

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