However, I did a lot better than I thought I would--14 species today, plus a couple of unidentifieds. I think I saw a hawk in silhouette at one point, but I can't identify from that. And I saw at least one other "something" fly by. My birding skills are low-to-middling, and heavy on the common feeder birds of this area. Today's list was:
Blue Jay - 3
American Crow - 2
American Robin - 12
Eastern Towhee - 2
Northern Cardinal - 2
Most of these were around the feeder but not on it--a few got to the feeder early before the mocker showed up. I discover that I have no sparrow-identification skills, and the two I put down are rather tentative (but those are the most common sparrows reported in the GBBC for my area). There may well have been a third species around, or maybe a juvenile, or who knows--there were several small stripey birds around and they all looked somewhat different. I just don't have an eye yet for the distinctive marks for each species, and I don't have a camera that will let me photograph them for detailed analysis. One of these days I'm going to replace my aged digital camera, and will get one that can handle a zoom lens for bird photographs.
For completeness, yesterday's list was short--I didn't start looking until mid-afternoon, so missed the active morning feeding.