One thing I noticed this afternoon was that there sure weren’t a lot of birds to be seen on the camera. And it wasn’t that we weren’t trying — there were lots of users on the system. Just not many birds. I wonder if there was some kind of noisy construction going on that was keeping them away.
In fact, the following shot of the Western Scrub-Jay taken by robin54 at 1:15 p.m. turned out to be the last bird photo taken today:
If the camera isn’t running tomorrow morning, that could end up being the last bird shot taken from Craig’s deck. I guess that would make me happy; it’s a beautiful shot.
It would have been pretty ironic if the bird shot taken before that one (also by robin54, at 1:04 p.m.) had turned out to be the last one:
I say “ironic”, because (as you probably remember), some 44,000 shots ago a Golden-crowned Sparrow was also the first bird recorded in the game, back on April 20. patti got that image:
Nice pair of bookends, eh? I wonder if it’s the same bird.