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Rock Wren: Year around, uncommon
Although we have had as many as 12 Varied Thrushes in the gardens, they have been hard to photograph. Today I got an opportunity to observe one closely and was able record it.
So we ended 2014 at 166 bird species which set a new high count for campus. It might be difficult to beat this total as about 25 of these birds were either seen once or only seen during a month. So Norm called this a “Big Year” for our campus and said I should white it up. Well, I wish I was a better writer!