During my lunch break today I took a walk down to the creek at work. Pretty quiet, but Baltimore Orioles and Warbling Vireos were singing. A Solitary Sandpiper took off from the creek bank, and a female Common Merganser popped its head up over the bank around a bend upstream. Walking back, I flushed up a Veery (BIGBY #99). At least it looked like a Veery, but it sounded like a Wood Thrush. Actually, that's because a Wood Thrush was singing from back behind it. BIGBY #100. Clear skies, gentle breeze. A beautiful day to be out by the creek.
Day List: 37 species (185% of Bird RDA)
2008 List: 360 species
Here’s the new bird family tree. It’s amazing.
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