Yesterday's Big Day Count began with a nice amount of people but not so many birds. Much of that was undoubtedly due to the on-and-off rains throughout the morning.
Our core group recorded only one species -- Barred Owl -- before reaching the inner gate at Lane's Landing. The wet walk between the marshes provided fewer species than most years and before we reached the Prothonotary Woods, we turned around because we were getting very wet!
That altered our original plans. In order to stay dry and still find some birds, we drove to the Wastewater. The north side provided many species, but not the three American White Pelicans that were also there yesterday morning. By the time we got to the State Game Area headquarters at 11:00, we had about 85 species, a respectable number. And most of the rain had stopped.
Our final Big Day Total was: 125 species .