Bird Roll Call: January 2, 2018

  • American coot
  • American crow
  • American goldfinch
  • American robin
  • Bald eagle (eight)
  • Barn owl
  • Black-capped chickadee
  • Blue jay
  • Blue-winged teal
  • Bufflehead
  • Cackling goose
  • Canada goose
  • Carolina wren
  • Cedar waxwing
  • Common goldeneye
  • Cooper’s hawk
  • Dark-eyed junco
  • Downy woodpecker
  • Eastern bluebird
  • European starling
  • House finch
  • House sparrow
  • Lesser scaup
  • Mallard
  • Mourning dove
  • Northern cardinal
  • Northern flicker
  • Owl (species unknown)
  • Red-bellied woodpecker
  • Red-tailed hawk
  • Redhead
  • Ring-billed gull
  • Rock pigeon
  • Snow goose
  • Trumpeter swan (seven alive and one dead)
  • Tufted titmouse
  • White-breasted nuthatch
  • White-throated sparrow

Locations — in my backyard, at Wyandotte County Lake, and while driving to and from these locations.

Bird Roll Call: December 31, 2017

  • American coot
  • American crow
  • American goldfinch
  • American kestrel
  • American robin
  • Bald eagle (four)
  • Black-capped chickadee
  • Blue jay
  • Blue-winged teal
  • Cackling goose
  • Canada goose
  • Carolina wren
  • Common goldeneye
  • Dark-eyed junco
  • Downy woodpecker
  • Eastern bluebird
  • European starling
  • Hermit thrush*
  • Hooded merganser
  • House finch
  • House sparrow
  • Lesser scaup
  • Mallard
  • Mourning dove
  • Northern cardinal
  • Northern flicker
  • Red-bellied woodpecker
  • Red-tailed hawk
  • Redhead
  • Ring-billed gull
  • Rock pigeon
  • Snow goose (so many!)
  • Trumpeter swan
  • Tufted titmouse
  • White-breasted nuthatch
  • White-throated sparrow
  • Yellow-bellied sapsucker

Locations — in my backyard, at Wyandotte County Lake, and while driving to and from these locations. A single asterisk indicates first sighting.