Betty, Terry, Theresa, Carol, Phil, Pat and Nancy, and myself gathered this morning to officially open the 2014 edition of the Watch! We even had a ribbon cutting ceremony! Our roving field reporter Lee checked-in via text message to let us know that she was ready and in position with eyes-to-the-skies. Several other kind folks stopped by to say hello and wish us well.
Although we didn't see any 'countable' birds today, we did have spectacular views of two local Red-tailed Hawks as well as a flyby from the local Cooper's Hawk. Overall we counted 31 bird species, 10 butterfly species and 3 mammals for our Fall Season Species Survey. Of interest today, a total of 8 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds were counted. Some were seen in the main gardens around the Black & Blue Salvia and others were flying along the bluffs heading west.
Here are a few photos from the day (sorry, no birds)
Wild Indigo Duskywing
See you soon,