Monday, February 20, 2012
Great Backyard Bird Count - Day 4
Today was another beautiful sunny but crisp day. This years Great Backyard Bird Count has had some wonderful weather.
For me the rare bird in this area that I wanted to make sure I added to the count is the Red-headed Woodpecker that I first found along the Wissahickon back in October. I haven't done any field sketches since then so today seemed the perfect time. The bird is pretty much at the limit of my binoculars (and cameras) vision so it's always hard to see enough detail to more than just a sketch.
Other birds seen today included a female Wood Duck, the first I've seen in 2012, numerous White-breasted Nuthatches, shown above, and the ubiquitous Mallards and Canada Geese at Valley Green.
I normally don't do much field sketching in February. Thanks to GBBC for giving me the incentive to get out and do some on each of the four days.