The Christmas bird count for me this year was rather disappointing. I had written a previous post "Christmas Bird Count is a Comin" where I described my enjoyment of the count. So what happened?
Well, this year my agenda was stolen so I didn't have much time. I did manage to get out for an hour from 9:15 to 10:15AM. Our weather conditions were heavy overcast so it was very dull. Birds weren't moving at all . One has to be patient to count birds and I admit I wasn't patient. So I only saw 4 species and 15 birds.
Usually I spend about 5 hours and walk about 5 kms. I usually see 8 species and 60 to 80 individual birds.
Next year I will see that nothing interferes with count day and hope that I find my usual birds.