Another good Bigby bird

Yesterday’s Carolina Wren was a great boost to our efforts and then today we managed to add a pair of Pine Grosbeaks that were perched high in a tree in the grounds of Tadja Hall beside the river in St-Anne-de-Bellevue.  This is especially good as they are rarely seen around here although usually heard once or twice up in the arboretum, never quite this clsoe to home and last year we totally dipped out on the species.  A good tick, Bigby or not.  J bought me a pedometer at Christmas in the hope that it would encourage me to do the famous 10000 steps per day … well, for the record, these two birds cost 7395 steps.

After two weeks of a cold and snowy Walking Bigby then, my personal count stands at 18 species …

Rock Dove,  Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Carolina Wren, American Robin, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Blue Jay, American Crow, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal, Pine Grosbeak, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

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