Saturday, January 1, 2011

Last Christmas bird count for 2010 ...

... welcome 2011.  Detroit River CBC - the last for my 2010 CBC season and my first birding of 2011.  I found twenty-five species of our mostly ordinary winter birds.  It was rainy and warm ~ around 50 degrees F and, consequently, muddy.  All of our snow is gone.

American Robin was the bird of the day for me.  Here there were a dozen or so in a disturbed area near a golf course where trees still had berries.  With them were several White-throated Sparrows.

Later I came to the large lawn of a church property.  It was full of robins and puddles from melted snow and ice in which the bird above took a vigorous bath.  Some of the robins were singing.  I love our winter robins. 

Happy New Year! 

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