Sunday, December 28, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Our house at Christmas

Personal photos and sightings from the CBC this morning

Location: MN-Olmsted-CBC section 7
Observation date: 12/20/08
Notes: Christmas Bird Count 2008. Temp in the morning 19°, noon 25°. Cloudy, heavy snow started about 8:30 AM that limited sightings and travel. About 20" of snow on the ground. Noon total for group was 54 species. I was the only observer in this section all morning. I quit at 1:30 because of weather. Main locations: 19th St, Landfill reservoirs, Oxbow Park, Seasons Hospice: Cabin in the Woods, Gravel roads. Best sighting: Ruffed Grouse.
Number of species: 25

Canada Goose X
Mallard 4
Ring-necked Pheasant 35
Ruffed Grouse 1
Wild Turkey 11
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Rough-legged Hawk 2
American Kestrel 1
Rock Pigeon 24
Barred Owl 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 7
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 21
American Crow 196
Horned Lark 5
Black-capped Chickadee 26
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
European Starling 62
American Tree Sparrow 10
Dark-eyed Junco 84
Northern Cardinal 11
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 52

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