Last weekend was the Great Backyard Bird Count. The weather was much more cooperative this year than in years past. Friday was fabulous. I think it may have even gotten into the lower 50’s. Saturday was foggy all day. Sunday & Monday were chilly, a bit drizzly & had occasional fog. But, I’ll take it. If it’s not pouring down rain in February, I can’t complain. I was able to get out all 4 days and search for birds around our house. I spotted 18 different species, which is way more than in previous years. Most were “normal” birds for around our house. But, I was happy to see the Hairy Woodpecker make an appearance. I’ve only seen it twice before. This was only the second time I’ve seen the Black-capped Chickadees nearby. I have never noticed Pacific Wren’s around our house. When I saw them I thought they were Bewick’s Wren’s. I didn’t realize they were something different until I looked at my pictures. The Red-winged Blackbirds have been frequent visitors this last week. I see them all the time at The Duck Pond & other places around town. But, I have never seen them at our house. They are really liking the suet & bird seed I have out.