We're always trying to up our property list of the birds we've seen here at Bobolink Farm, our NH property, so we're on the lookout for when a new species might show up. So far we've seen 172 species here. This is a great time of year to hope for a new species, because many birds have finished breeding and are on the move. Last year, our friend saw a Snowy Egret on the lake we live on, which would have been a new property species for us. By the time she called us and we went to look for it, it was gone. Oh well, there's always this year. Maybe it will show up again. Perennial optimism, a good trait to have if you're a birder.
Photo © Lillian Stokes, 2006