[Ontbirds] 26th Huntsville Christmas Bird Count: 17 December 2019
rtozer at vianet.ca
Sat Dec 21 10:30:46 EST 2019
It was a good day for observing: cloudy all day with only some very light drizzle in the afternoon; calm all day; and temperatures from minus 5 to minus 4 C. Lakes (Pen, Fairy and Vernon) were mostly ice-covered but Mary Lake had extensive open water, and the river was entirely ice-free. Preliminary results follow:
Total Observers: 37. Total Species: 39 (average is 38). Total Individuals: 3531 (average is 3020).
New Species for the Count: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Eastern Towhee (at feeder). Cumulative Species Total: 95
New Species for Count Week: Rose-breasted Grosbeak (female photographed at feeder, December 11 to 14)
New Highest Count: Pileated Woodpecker (26), Common Raven (148) and Brown Creeper (29)
Unusual Species: Common Loon (1), Black-backed Woodpecker (1), Bohemian Waxwing (10), Red-winged Blackbird (1)
Finches: Purple Finch (12), White-winged Crossbill (2), and American Goldfinch (267).
Thanks to all the participants.
Ron Tozer, Huntsville CBC Compiler, Dwight, ON
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