I participated in my very first Christmas Bird Count (CBC) Saturday. It was pretty fun, especially since it allowed me to tour the restricted areas of the White River National Wildlife Refuge.
My group did not discover any rare or unusual birds, however, I was able to view two firsts for me: The Golden-Crowned Kinglet and Wild Turkeys. We also viewed thousands of Mallards, Northern Shovelers, Ruddy ducks, and geese in the refuge’s sanctuary.
Here’s some more pictures from the day:
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Great picture of the golden crowned kinglet!
Thank you! I got lucky — I passed right on by the Golden Crowned Kinglet before an experienced birder pointed the bird out to me.