Double the fun
Jan07

Double the fun

  I had the pleasure of participating in two Christmas Bird Counts (CBCs) this past weekend. The first was the Balsam CBC on Friday Jan. 2. This was our 13th count – 12th official, and we had 18 participants. Our unofficial tally for this year’s count was a little on the low side – we recorded 68 species and I believe average is (or was, before this year) 73. Birders, subjectively, don’t make the best scientists – they’re all...

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Rain for wind
Jan07

Rain for wind

This year’s ninth annual Balsam Christmas Bird Count (CBC) was held Friday Dec. 30. As I was driving home from work at 7a.m. that Friday morning things were looking good. By the time I got a nap and met Paul Super, who had graciously agreed to help out, and his friend Patrick Flaherty beating the bushes around Autumn Care it was about 12:30 p.m. and the wind was bllloooooowwwwiiinnggg! Now wind is a terrible obstacle for birders....

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