Sunday, October 09, 2005

Big Sit

Today was the Big Sit for 2005. The Big Sit is a more sedentary version of a Big Day, in that the object is to see as many species as possible from within a limited area. Officially the circle is supposed to be 17 feet in diameter, but unofficially it could be as large or small as you want, keeping within the spirit of the game.

In past years there has been an October Big Sit at Huntley Meadows Park in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Singing House Finches?

About an hour ago I heard what sounded like a house finch singing outside my apartment window, or at least some bird doing a very good imitation of a house finch. Unfortunately I could not locate the singer. Needless to say, this would be rather unusual for this time of year. Normally I only hear house finches singing around here from March through the middle of the summer.