Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Avimor Big Sit!

Sunrise over Stack Rock - view from the Big Sit! circle
I was excited to have other birders join me for this year's Avimor Big Sit!  John Shortis, Jim Lyons, Scott Tuthill, and Leigh.  It was great to meet the Idaho Bird Blog tech contributor Jim Lyons in person!  He even brought his iPad and iPhone so we could try out the birding apps he has been reviewing on this site.

A Great Horned on a light pole was the first bird of the day.  White-crowned Sparrows, Dark-eyed Juncos, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, and Black-capped Chickadees were abundant.  We beat last year's total by one, so we had 21 species.  This year it was not nearly as cold as it was last year which made for a much more pleasant morning. There were a half dozen other species we would have expected to easily see.  Can you believe we didn't see a single Mourning Dove?! John stayed around afterward and saw Yellow-rumped Warblers and even four Stellar's Jays, an Avimor first!

From left to right: Leigh, John Shortis, Jim Lyons, Scott Tuthill

A look at our 17' diameter circle of stones - my son Kyle on the left.

Me trying out the iBird HD Pro for iPad - photo taken by Jim Lyons on his iPhone


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