That's a big backyard you've got there Dude. Better put up some feeders to attract birds! Probably about 1000 or so (feeders) ought to cover you area.
On Feb 16, 2013, at 6:19 PM, Larry Clarfeld wrote:
> Hi VTBirders,
> I've been trying to get in some Great Backyard Bird Count birding this
> weekend and have had a few notable finds...
> Yesterday morning, at Blodgett Beach (in Burlington), I had a distant
> female Long-tailed Duck. It only stuck around for a few minutes before
> flying north.
> This afternoon, while walking around Colchester Pond, I had nice looks at a
> Northern Shrike in the large field just north of the parking area.
> Overall, it was not a birdy walk... I went 1.5 hrs without seeing or
> hearing a single bird!
> Good birding,
> Larry Clarfeld
> Environmental Educator
> Youth Birding Coordinator
> North Branch Nature Center
> 713 Elm St.
> Montpelier, VT 05602
> (802) 229-6206
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