13 September 2010


Some of you know that I keep very close tabs on the birds I've seen in my yard.  Well, today we hit a milestone: 100 species on the yard list.

The ironic thing is that this morning I was sitting at 99 but ended up with 2 new ones in less than an hour!  First was a RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH calling from an ornamental spruce by our parking lot.  It seems that there was a fairly big push of these guys recently as I've seen multiple other reports of RBNU's in the last day or so.

Secondly, and most bizarre to me, was a WINTER WREN that was foraging along some bushes right by our porch!  I would have expected a Winter Wren along the stream later in the year but I'll take it either way!