[Birding (and more) in Calhoun County and beyond
After the "Unintentional Big Day" last week, I started to look through my past "personal" bests for Calhoun County. I found that my best species count for January was 44, both last year and this year. Just enough motivation to head back out on the 31st, after seeing some checklists showing open water in Marshall with some new year birds. I was able to pick up Common Mergansers, Common Goldeneyes, American Black Duck, and a nice bonus of Greater Scaup. That put me to a new personal best of 48 for January. No photos as it was horribly bleak out.
Here they are (for quick future reference), are my personal bests for species in a day, and a month for Calhoun County. Now if only my back will hold up in order to do it.
On a "Not Me" note, it looks like this could be a good year for Calhoun County. There are 3 of us that have passed the 44 bird count for January. Just need some rarities to start to show up. So far this winter has been a bit "rough" for waterfowl overall though. Hopefully things will be picking up heading in to the spring.
My exploits in my latest passion, Birding...not Bird-watching;-)