Sunday, February 15, 2009

Our Great Backyard Bird Count

As I mentioned on GeekDad, this weekend is the Great Backyard Bird Count. Because they ask for positive identification of the birds you report, we brought out cameras so we could verify our sightings. Which were not all that impressive. We saw but did not photograph a woodpecker and a few small birds which were too far to ID. Near the outlet of the Fish Creek into the Hudson River we saw a flock of mallards. And after a walk up and back along the canal, we came across this specimen. I don't think it's native to this area, and not usually seen this time of year. But in the interest of completeness, we'll report it!

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