Heavy rains this morning made this an even poorer day for viewing and counting birds than the first day of the Great Backyard Bird Count. We had 1.6 inches of rain in my yard today and have had almost four inches this week, so conditions are not optimal. Even so, any day of watching birds, even under less than ideal conditions, is a good day.
My species count for the day was a paltry 14, even less than yesterday, but I did manage to add one species to my overall total for the weekend.
Most of my watching and counting today was done through my study window which looks out on the front yard bird feeder.
Meanwhile, in the backyard...
With the addition of the Red-winged Blackbird, my species count for the weekend now stands at twenty. There are at least a dozen more species that visit my yard. I hope to see some of them tomorrow when the weather promises to be more friendly to bird-counters. (Fingers crossed!)