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Sunday, December 16, 2007


Christmas Bird Count Picture of the Day

Today was another year in the 108-year tradition of the Christmas Bird Count, a project in which Audubon Societies all over the country survey birds, to provide a long-term view of the health of one part of the natural ecosystem. The team I was on was in Ed Levin Park in eastern San Jose, not far from the location of all those foreclosures discussed two posts down.

A species that isn't particularly exotic (although we only saw two on our particular route) is the Bewick's wren, but it happens to be one of my favorites because they're just so darned adorable:

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