Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Post-Sandy

We lost power for 10 hours, from 9:15 PM to about 7:15 this morning. We slept through most of it. Aside from about a dozen fallen branches off a dead tree, we had no damage and nothing to clean up. In short, we're very lucky.

Low barometric pressure seems to induce lethargy--I had no desire to go anywhere today, even close by, to look for birds. I put up the feeders throughout the day, whenever I could muster a little energy. The birds, for the most part, stayed hidden until late in the afternoon. Then they had a feeding frenzy. The only birds of note were a Brown Creeper on an oak and a Red-breasted Nuthatch at a feeder. Everything else was very common for our backyard.

These "100 year" storms seem to come every other year now, but Governor Christie praising President Obama--that's a once in a lifetime experience.

14 species
Turkey Vulture  1
Mourning Dove  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Blue Jay  1
Carolina Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Brown Creeper  1
Carolina Wren  1    Heard
Chipping Sparrow  3
Dark-eyed Junco  18
House Finch  4

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