before it moved down and away out of view. Thus I decided to hang on in just in case....when I saw a ''red'' movement in an adjoining tree, jaw hit the floor with a Richard Wilson ''I don't believe it'' moment!!!....nos.43 and 44 respectively. :eek!::eek!:
,Wow! Congratulations Ken. Very nice indeed! I'd have been happy with just the Bullfinch!
Meanwhile in Canada....I've been hanging on to make it to double figures before posting, but I'm stuck on 9 at the moment. Have just reassured myself that this is entirely normal for January here. Feeders are actually very busy with the regulars - so very entertained, just not a long list yet.
1. American Goldfinch - FBOY. Didn't see them til February last year. Range from a couple to 50+
2 Downy Woodpecker At least five around.
3 Hairy Woodpecker
4 Blue Jay
5 Black-capped Chickadee 20+ who knows. They're everywhere!
6 Red-breasted Nuthatch
7 White-breasted Nuthatch
8 American Crow
9 Common Raven Very vocal in the area, regular flybys - Ravens flying in snowy woodland, one of my favourite things.
My cunning plan of sitting by the window typing this as a method of triggering no. 10? Failed! Ho hum.
Not sure if this counts or not, because I just barely got off my property when I saw it.
Was walking to church, I just barely got off the property, when an American Kestrel flew in front of me and roosted in a tree.
Yes, can't count it if you aren't physically on the property ;-)
I've had to leg it inside the gate for a couple of birds now and then - Osprey once springs to mind.