... 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!