As the robins caused a flurry this past weekend under the holly tree and led to discussions of migration and who should be here this time of year and who should not, I wondered what one of my new backyard friends does for the winter. I had either never seen or never paid much attention to the monochrome bird that I “discovered” two years ago. Sleek and elegant, popping into the back yard and fluttering out as quickly, I soon learned that this visitor was a Grey Cat Bird, and I soon heard why as well. While I won’t be seeing any of them for a few months stepping outside, even on these cold winter days, can lead to great discoveries, so next weekend I will be going the Great Backyard Bird Count to put some of my birding to the test. —Dominick
So nice Dominick. Looking forward to hearing about the Great Backyard Bird Count, too!