Yep, it's that time of year again, where us ( crazy ? ) folk head out in minus weather conditions to count birds and see if we can find anything rare or unusual while we are at it.
This year I'll be doing 6 counts , the first one starting this coming Thursday.
Last year I managed to find some nice species such as Harris's Sparrow, Red Crossbill and Townsend's Solitaire.
I hope this year brings something as good as those ( or better! )
I also want to thank everybody who bought calendars from me . I sold quite a few, so thanks guys , and I hope they look good wherever they end up hanging :-)
I still have around 20 left, so its still not too late to order. After that, I won't be printing any more ( Until the 2012 one next year ! )
Here are some new photos , taken since my last update...
Bohemian Waxwing - Some years we see this species arrive in their thousands, but even when only a few scattered flocks show up around town, it is still a treat !
Varied Thrush - A mountain thrush that only appears during November and December . Only a few will arrive in town, so finding them is not always easy unless one visits a feeder.
I waited many hours in the cold to get this photo...
Red-breasted Nuthatch - A common, and daily visitor to my backyard but not always easy to get a clear shot of...
Northern Flicker - These female has been coming to our yard since early November :