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Sunday, December 14, 2008

December 14 , 2008

The 49th annual Plainfield Christmas Bird Count took place today, and while results are still being compiled, some of the biggest surprises included two Hermit Thrushes and a Turkey Vultures, both new to this count. Lingering birds of summer seemed to be the theme, with American Robins, Canada Geese, Brown-headed Cowbird and even a White-throated Sparrow recorded during the day. Winter visitors from further north included Bohemian Waxwings, Pine Grosbeaks and Snow Buntings. Overall 45 species were found by a record 38 birders. Complete results will be posted shortly.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

December 11 , 2008

A flock of roughly a dozen Pine Siskins visited the feeder today at the Nature Center. A Brown Creeper has been seen regularly, including this morning, on the large Maple in front of the main building.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

December 10 , 2008

You can take comfort in the fact that the sun will be setting later from here on in. Today is the earliest sunset of the year, however the total length of the day will continue to decrease until the solstice. You can come celebrate the solstice with us on December 19th at 7 pm. See programs for more details.