|Green Heron, Whitesbog|
|Double Crested Cormorants, Central Park|
The counts are:
New Jersey: 231
Trinidad & Tobago: 12
New York: 4 (Doctor appts for me or Shari)
Pennsylvania: 1 (Trip to the Barnes Museum)
Florida: 1 (Stop-over on the way to T&T)
I'm going to finish 7th out of 98 participants. The winners usually live in Australia and Texas.
|Solitary Sandpiper, Cloverdale Farm|
Fortunately for my sanity, it did feel more like a game this year than the job it sometimes resembled in the past. Still, today was the first day I didn't spend any time wondering where I might find a "useful" bird and I didn't mind it at all. I doubt I'll do the competition in the future unless there is a lot of travel planned and I hate traveling.
I am pleased that I saw it through as far as I could go instead of getting sick of it & quitting prematurely as has happened in the past. There is a fine line between being Stubborn & Stupid and with Bird A Day I found myself teetering on the line. I think I fell over onto the Stubborn side; Shari might think differently.
The full list can been viewed here.