It was an abbreviated Christmas Bird Count for me this year due to nagging foot problems and family obligations. I’ll take it, though, as I missed last year completely due to the foot problems. Progress is good.
Frank, Tom and I packed a lot into the time we did have together. Tom and I ducked out early, and Frank birded until dark. I was there for a good cross-section of water and land hot spots. Some highlights included 3 warbler species (pine, yellow-rumped and Nashville), red-breasted nuthatch, American wigeon (close views), common goldeneye, common and red-throated loon, and American pipit.
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Here are a few more photos from the day. It was good to be back out there. Hopefully next year I’ll be back at full strength.
Love the pictures mergansers, darling red breasted nuthatch, the hawk, wow fierce looking fella. Thank you for this.
Merry Christmas wishes to you Sir.
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