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Yard birds!

OK, Karen, now you’ve got me trying to think what species I’ve seen in or from our yard.

Beware birding perfectionist, this list won’t be anywhere near perfect.

So, here goes – grackles, bobwhite quail, wild turkeys, Cooper’s Hawk, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Bald Eagle, Cardinal, Blue Jay, Red-Bellied Woodpecker, Flicker, Ruby-Throated Hummingbird, ??? Gull, Mallards, Wood Ducks, Canada Goose, Double-Breasted Cormorants (typo especially for Steve Sorensen), White-Fronted Goose, Snow Goose, Ross’ Goose, Sandhill Cranes, Great Blue Heron, Yellow-Crowned Night Heron, Junco, House Finch, Gold Finch, Thrush, Thrasher, Cuckoo (inside the house, very alive, thanks to the cat!), Mourning Dove, Collared Dove, Pigeon, House Sparrow, Harris Sparrow, Chimney Swift, Purple Martin, Merlin, Kestrel, Nighthawks, Great Egret, Cattle Egret, Common Egret, Black-Capped Chickadee. large numbers of most species of waterfowl and pheasants…but they arrived in the back of my truck.

Who knows how many species of LBBs.

No doubt Cheryl Miller’s heard more than that in a single evening at our house (she has disgustingly good hearing) but I’ve always had poor hearing.

Oh, almost forgot, I’ve seen  lots of JAYHAWKS, too!

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