Highlights included: The nesting Great Horned Owl is always a delight to show to others. A female Downy Woodpecker put on a show in a tree nearby which gave the group great views.
At the end of the walk we found an American Kestrel near the nest box I had put up. It was a handsome male and had a mouse in its talons.
As a group we loaded our sightings into the GBBC website and I demonstrated the wonders of eBird. We also had a little seminar on how to use binoculars and basic birding identification skills. It was really a fun group of people who all seemed really engaged in birding!
Remember, we still have through Monday for the GBBC! I am going to take all my eBird records from yesterday through Monday and enter them.