Where Were All the Birds?

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:

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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:

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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:

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Nice pair of bookends, eh? I wonder if it’s the same bird.

3 Responses to “Where Were All the Birds?”

  1. robin55 says:

    The symmetry would have been lovely. It looks like vanilla has the honor of taking the last shot at CONE SUTRO.

  2. kryptonkay says:

    Congratulations Vanilla!! see you in Texas next year. anyone can email me at kryptonkay55@sbcglobal.net. I’ve been taking bird pictures I would love to share with you all

  3. vanilla says:

    Nertz! I messed up the symmetry…. It would have been novel to have started and ended with the Golden Crowned Sparrow….like bookends, as you suggested, elanus. 🙂

    Would love to see your photos, kk, and will e-mail you soon.


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