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bald eagle and the crows are huffy

2003-02-16 - 10:26 a.m.

While doing my Backyard Bird Count this morning, I added Bald Eagle to the yard list. Whoo hoo!


Here are my results:

  1. Bald Eagle
  2. Eurasian Collared Dove
  3. Mourning Dove -- 2
  4. Red-Headed Woodpecker (heard)
  5. American Crow -- 5
  6. Blue Jay
  7. Carolina Wren -- 2
  8. Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
  9. Northern Mockingbird -- 2
  10. Yellow-Rumped Warbler
  11. Northern Cardinal -- 2
  12. White-Throated Sparrow -- 3
  13. Song Sparrow
  14. Red-Winged Blackbird -- 7

I watched from 9:15 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. Conditions were overcast, very windy, and cool.


BF is trying another squirrel baffle. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

and I mean maybe five minutes later

A beautiful Orange-Crowned Warbler visited the suet feeder. This specimen was quite yellow. I'm going to guess fully adult male.

On another topic...

I'm only a little bitter when a good diary gets locked. It's fully understandable. A lot of diarists are exploring heavily personal issues and if they're going to get hassled by stalkers for their efforts, they're not going to continue to share. I think most people are respectful of other people's diaries and recognize the effort that goes into providing free entertainment, insight, and/or information. Unfortunately, all it takes is for one jerk to come along, and that's the end of a good site for everyone.

In my search for good diaries to read, I'm about ready to give diaryrings another try. I got frustrated before and deleted them because I encountered too many locked diaries. I respect people's right to lock their diaries but, when they do so, I would hope that they would remember to remove themselves from their diaryrings.


They are talking about winter Wood Thrushes on the listserv and it sounds like I should have reported my January 10 sighting. I'm going to try to find out how and where to file my report. The sighting is a good one, as the bird was standing only a few feet away on a rotten log pretty close to the path. Those big dark eyes still haunt my memory.

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