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  •  Weather here in NE PA has not been good. (15+ / 0-)

    Windy, cold and snowing.  The birds have been inactive and even on walks through the woods, there is not much going on.   And I have been working most of the prime looking hours. :(

    The list so far:

    1/1/13

    1.   cardinal
    2.   downy woodpecker
    3.   hairy woodpecker
    4.   red-bellied woodpecker
    5.   black-capped chickadee
    6.   American goldfinch
    7.   purple finch
    8.   slate-colored junco
    9.   mourning dove
    10. bluejay
    11. catbird
    12. American crow
    13. tufted titmouse

    1/6/13

    14. Northern raven
    15. white-breasted nuthatch
    16. winter wren

    2/3/13

    17.  Northern goshawk
    18.  mockingbird
    19.  turkey vulture (overhead)
    20.  Canada goose (overhead)
    21.  wild turkey (actually in the yard!)
    22.  house finch
    23.  red-tailed hawk (sitting in the big red oak)

    Still no rose-breasted grosbeak.  There were quite a few last year but none at all this year.

    I think this is going to be the complete list of Winter birds.  Now it will be a long wait until Spring birds start to show up.

    I wish I could record what is going on right now - the crows and blue jays are screaming at each other.  Sounds like a "this town ain't big enough for the two of us" argument.  And I think the crows are losing!

    "May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house." - George Carlin

    by Most Awesome Nana on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 08:42:25 AM PST

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