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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.

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