This is the eighth season that I have been a FeederWatcher, although that first season, 2004-2005, I didn't get started until later in the year. During those years, the highest number of species that I have reported for my first observation in November was 14 in 2009. The lowest was 8 in 2008. This year I had 12 species on my list.
Cooper's HawkI know there are several other species of birds in the yard. Just within the last week, for example, I had seen Orange-crowned Warblers, Pine Warblers, and Chipping Sparrows there, but, frustratingly, none of these winter birds nor several other of the permanent resident birds showed up while I was watching. Maybe next weekend.
Red-tailed Hawk (Krider's)