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snowy egret joins the yard list

2004-05-16 - 9:26 a.m.

As I was posting Cookie's pictures on the internet, a Snowy Egret came by and perched in the lame pine tree to consider the messed-up pond. SNEG seems like one of those birds I probably saw from the yard before but I forgot to put on the official list; in any case, it's there now, for a total of 71 species for the yard.

I've now passed all the listing goals I set for my New Year's Resolutions with 71 species on the yard list, 201 for my Louisiana state list, 890 for my world list. The goals were 70, 200, and 700.

Some of those other resolutions, well, we won't go there right now.

A pair of Fish Crows came and harassed one of the Mississippi Kites in the oak tree. You see, they are both breaking off the twigs and taking them away. As if there aren't plenty of twigs for everyone! One of the Fish Crows tried to knock at the Kite, causing it to open its wings. The other broke off the twig. Since the two species are almost the same size, the Kite did not fear a greater maneuverability (as from smaller birds) or greater power (as from larger birds) so it stood its ground and refused to budge.

The male House Finch came by to check both feeders but didn't take any nectar yet. He will soon because I see him hanging out in the lame pine tree.

Everybody's here but the hummingbirds. I'm betting as soon as I post this, a hummer or three will stop by.


So far today, only one male RTHU at the near feeder.

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