Exactly a month after getting my last new yard bird for the year, I finally managed to spot and sound record a Winter Wren in my western side yard this morning about 8:50am. Not the best recording, but actually pretty amazing since it was recorded on my iPhone6 using RØDE Rec LE. All in a morning’s fun!
It was a drizzly overcast day, and I had just finished digiscoping a Great Blue Heron that flew in and landed on my neighbor’s small stock pond.
Now Great Horned Owl is the only missing Code 2 expected bird for the year. Everything else is tougher to get–though this one’s apparently playing hard to get as well! I’ve done a few owling attempts over the past month, both for Great Horned as well as migrating Saw-Whet Owls. So far, no dice.
Not a lot of bird species in the yard, but a nice hour and a half of yard birding nonetheless (eBird checklist here).