A quick update of where I stand in trying to best my record from previous years for January in Hampshire County. I currently stand at 83 species as of today which puts me ahead of my best year (2013) by one at this point in the month and eight ahead of last year. I'm just three species away from my 2013 record with a week and a half left to go in the month. We shall see how it all plays out over that time. It certainly makes me get out there in the cold a little more than I normally would. My second cold in just a few weeks make make it a bit tougher to get out enough to break the record but I will try.
|Eastern Bluebird, Covey WMA, Belchertown, MA, Jan 19, 2015|
|Winter Wren (staying hidden when the light was good), Covey WMA, Belchertown, MA, Jan 19, 2015|
|Winter Wren, Covey WMA, Belchertown, MA, Jan 19, 2015|
|Hermit Thrush, River Road, Ware, MA, Jan 19, 2015|
|Ring billed Gulls, Winsor Dam, Quabbin Park, MA, Jan 19, 2015|
|Bufflehead, Winsor Dam, Quabbin Park, MA, Jan 19, 2015|