Saturday, December 31, 2011

Audubon Bird Count Day

Spent several hours today feeder watching to contribute to the Christmas Bird Count for the Portland Audubon Society.  This slope is definitely getting slipperier!  But I had a fun time and learned to recognize a lot more birds than I've known before from just casual watching at mealtimes.

This is a male Downey Woodpecker.  No surprise there.  It was one of the better photos I got from the ID snaps I took for reference on for birds I didn't know.  From today's session I learned about various Vireos and the Ruby Crowned Kinglet.  The Kinglet actually bent over and showed me his red crest!  It's an odd looking photo but perhaps I'll post it tomorrow.

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