I have been meaning to post a list of the birds I saw through 2010, mostly for my own records. As with most things these days, it kinda fell by the wayside. Since I find myself with a few minutes to spare, and since working on photographs isn't going too well with these old glasses of mine, I thought I'd get started on that bird list instead.
There were of course all the usual suspects:
Black capped chickadees
But a few of these birds also made visits to our backyard last year:
Dark eyed Junco
But probably the most interesting bird to visit was a lone female ring-necked pheasant. If my dad had not been there with me to witness it, I might have not believed it myself. I thought it was a cat lurking in the brush waiting to ambush some unsuspecting bird, but then it popped out into the yard and it was most definitely not a cat.
In 2009, we saw a lot of common grackles, but they all but disappeared from our yard in 2010. Looking forward to what we'll see this year.