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  •  Final tally... (10+ / 0-)
    thank you bwren for 2012 fun
    Tally #1
     Gooseville, WI
     rural >5 acres waterfront

    Jan.1
     Barred Owl (1st bird heard of the year 12:02 am 1/1/12)
     Downy Woodpecker
     Hairy Woodpecker
     Red-bellied Woodpecker
     Black-capped Chickadee
     Blue Jay
     American Goldfinch
     White-breasted Nuthatch
     Pine Siskin
     American Tree Sparrow
     Common Redpoll
     Red-breasted Nuthatch
     Mourning Dove
     Purple Finch
     House Finch
     European Starling
     Cardinal
     Dark-eyed Junco
     White-crowned Sparrow
     House Sparrow
     American Crow

    (21 species total)
     ......................................
     Tally #2

    Jan. 3
     Great Horned Owl
     Canada Goose
     Jan. 4
     Fresh turkey tracks in snow under feeder
     Jan. 5  
     Northern Flicker (eastern yellow-shafted)
     Jan. 7
     Ring-necked Pheasant
     Jan. 9
     Brown Creeper
     Jan. 10
     English short faced Tumbler Pigeons
     Jan. 12
     Red-tailed Hawk
     Jan. 13
     Cooper's Hawk

    (30 species total)
     .........................................
     Tally #3

    Jan. 20
     Snow Bunting
     Jan. 21
     Song Sparrow
     Jan. 24
     Tufted Titmouse

    (33 species total)
     ...........................................
     Tally #4
     (19 new species)

    Jan. 30
     Rock Pigeon
     Feb. 4
     American Robin
     Feb. 6
     Rough-legged Hawk
     Feb. 21
     Sandhill Crane (3 weeks early)
     Feb. 29
     Common Grackle
     Pileated Woodpecker
     March 6
     Buffleheads
     March 7
     Red-wing Blackbird
     March 14
     Turkey Vultures
     March 15
     Eastern Bluebird
     March 16
     Brown-headed Cowbird
     Herring Gulls
     March 17
     Tree Swallows
     March 18
     Barn Swallows
     Wood Duck
     Green-winged Teal
     Mallard Duck
     March 21
     Great Blue Heron
     March 29
     American Kestrel

    (52 total species for 2012)
     ..................................................................
     Tally #5
     (18 new species)

    April 2
     Yellow-headed Blackbird
     April 7
     Chipping Sparrow
     April 8
     Song Sparrow
     April 11
     Osprey
     April 12
     Gray Catbird
     April 13
     Fox Sparrow
     April 20
     White-throated Sparrow
     April 21
     House Wren
     April 25
     Belted Kingfisher
     April 26
     Marsh Wren
     April 27
     Eastern Phoebe
     April 30
     Virginia Rail
     Eastern Meadowlark
     May 2
     Killdeer
     Baltimore Oriole
     May 3
     Rose-breasted Grosbeak
     May 4
     Indigo Bunting
     Domestic Chicken

    (70 species for 2012)
     ..........................................................
     Tally #6
     ( 17 new species)

    May 5
     Orchard Oriole
     May 6
     Ruby-throated Hummingbird
     May 10
     Cedar Waxwings
     May 11
     Eastern Kingbird
     Eastern Phoebe
     May 13
     Ruffed Grouse
     American Woodcock
     May 14
     Yellow Warblers
     Blackburnian Warblers
     May 20
     Scarlet Tanager
     Common Nighthawk
     May 23
     Eastern Towhee (heard only)
     Ovenbird (heard only)
     May 24
     Veery (heard only)
     May 28
     Golden-crowned Kinglet
     May 31
     Green Heron
     Great Egret

    (87 species for 2012)
     ..........................................
     Tally # 7
     (13 new species)
     June 2
     Wood Thrush
     Nothern Rough-winged Swallow
     June 6
     Yellow-billed Cuckoo
     June 10
     Sora
     June 14
     Red-eyed Vireo (heard only)
     June 19
     Swamp Sparrow
     June 24
     Yellow-throated Vireo
     July 2
     Chestnut-sided Warbler
     Brown Thrasher
     July 14
     Blue-gray gnatcatcher (new life list bird)
     July 28
     Screech Owl
     October 16
     Bald Eagle
     November 11
     Snow geese

    (100 species total for 2012)

    P.S. My pine siskins and common redpolls have finally arrived.

    I love nature, science and my dogs.

    by Polly Syllabic on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 10:30:48 AM PST

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