04 February 2008

Bird Log-2/2/08

This is for you birders out there. It was a busy weekend for our feathered friends around the old homestead......and some impressive sightings that I think even my wife thought cool. 23 species in all.

Starlings 23 (not cool)
Black Capped Chickadee 2
House Finch 6
Cardinals 5
Crows 3-these guys have been the terror of the downtown for the last 3 months
House Sparrow 12
Goldfinch 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White Breasted Nuthatch
Juncos 6
Bluebirds 2
Mourning Doves 4
Peregrine Falcon 3-these guys came together, and I can't identify them as anything but
Red Breasted Nuthatch
Red Bellied Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker-this was cool, I have a picture I'll post soon
Trumpeter Swan-flew overhead to the lakes, also very cool
Northern Goshawk
Blue Jay
Mallards 5

I only hope we're this successful for the "Great Backyard Bird Count" in two weeks. We also took in a new restaurant downtown with some friends-superb and long overdue! and took in the Super Bowl.......which was a sleeper until the 4th. The Fed-Ex commercial was my favorite.

2 comments:

PNW Hoosier said...

What restaurant did you visit? My brother-in-law just recently took over the space where the Woodduck used to be.

Anonymous said...

PNW..
we visited our "branch" of the Vine-from South Bend. Adam's your brother in law? I eat there fairly frequently.

HR