Today (1-Jan-2018) John Cassady, Lynn Vernon, and I covered the NE quarter of the Willow Slough CBC Circle.
Miles Foot: 1.1 Car: 34
Hours Foot: 0.5 Car: 6
Maximum of 2 parties 32 species & 1709 individuals
The bad news: it was VERY cold, with an early morning reading of -17 degrees F.
The good news: snow cover moved the birds to the roads, where they could be viewed from the comfortable vehicle.
Great Blue Heron,1
Ring-necked Pheasant,1 fem
Northern Harrier,1 juv
Cooper’s Hawk,1 adult
Rough-legged Hawk,15- 4 light-morph, 1 dark-morph, 6 light males, 2 dark juvs, 1 light ad fem, and 1 dark ad fem.
Snowy Owl,1 though distant, it appeared to be an IMF
American Tree Sparrow,257
Vesper Sparrow,1 at a rural feeder: photos
White-crowned Sparrow,19- 4 ad & 15 first-cycle
Purple Finch,14- single flock with one ad male