|Winsor Dam, Quabbin Park, MA, dec 30, 2017|
|Fox Sparrow, Ware, MA, Dec 29, 2017 (photo with phone through binoculars)|
This December has been great for diversity (especially early in the month when it was warmer than normal) with a total of 86 species so far. I actually had 81 species by December 9th, which shows just how good the beginning of the month was. A typical December produces a total in the mid 60's with my previous high in the last five years being 68 back in 2014.