A quick attempt to pull down a few unIDed warblers from the canopy using Screech-Owl whistles this morning brought in this yard rarity. At first I thought it was a life yardbird, but it is actually a second sighting:
I was then surprised by an ACTUAL life yardbird (2 individuals!) skulking around in the brushpile (113/113). Curtis, I know you're going to need all kinds of help IDing this one, so give me a call and I can walk you through it... (hint: concentrate on tail length to give you subspecies)
I then was very pleasantly surprised when this bird (114/114) joined the fray at the bath slightly before noon. Finally someone is starting to chip some more of Sean's 3 pointers down to two!
Plus this beauty:
And then, in updating the spreadsheet it was striking to discover that my year list
and my yard list are IDENTICAL! So, no species that I saw in 2008 has not been seen in 2009. Strange...
Finally, I had this UNWELCOME addition to the fall yard list. Argh.