Date: 5/6/19 7:54 am From: 'Chris Edwards' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> Subject: [ia-bird] Backyard Fallout
When I stepped outside at 6:30 this morning the yard was full of birdsong. I had a vacation day scheduled so I decided to take a page from the Dick Sayles playbook. I spent an hour on the deck before breakfast, then after breakfast I spent another hour on the deck and poked around the backyard a little bit. (Full disclosure: the backyard includes a small grass lawn, a couple acres of woods, and a small pond.) In two hours I had 61 species! They included LEAST FLYCATCHER, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, 10 warbler species including BLUE-WINGED, GOLDEN-WINGED, many NASHVILLES and TENNESSEES, AMERICAN REDSTART, NORTHERN PARULA, CHESTNUT-SIDED, and BLACK-THROATED GREEN, LINCOLN'S SPARROW, SCARLET TANAGER, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, INDIGO BUNTING, BOBOLINK (singing flyover!), ORCHARD ORIOLE, PURPLE FINCH, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, PILEATED WOODPECKER, and SOLITARY SANDPIPER (pond). Hmmm, do I really need to do all those chores I had planned for today?