Tuesday, December 30, 2008

12-27-08 CBC

Saturday, 12-27-08, was my first of three Christmas Bird Counts (I’ll do a couple more next weekend). The weather was good, and the count circle produced what was probably the second highest count in its history. My feet and calves are still sore from tramping around in rubber boots all day. Most of my bird photos from Saturday were blurry, but I still have a few things to share.

Two Socks, 12-27-08
This is Two Socks, who is sweet, soft, happy, and quiet. He lives with O.D., an elderly gentleman who got him from a rescue organization. O.D.’s backyard faces a private lake, and every year, he lets us into his backyard so that we can count the birds on and around the lake. Highlights on the lake included a female Hooded Merganser and a female Red-breasted Merganser. This was our eighth or ninth year counting this area, and it’s the first time we’ve had a Hooded Merganser.

The damp weather has produced some awesome mushrooms.

Some of these white ones were at least four inches tall.
This one has a little collar!

Check out this drippy one – kind of creepy, oooooooh.
How elegant

Some orange ones
What could be cuter than a Ruddy Duck? Nothing!
Soothing Tree Scene
I wonder if this sign works?
Ta ta for now,

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