The Six Good Birds of Christmas

10,000 Birds

In the shallows of the submerged Moldova island, among Common Coots , Common Goldeneyes , Tufted Ducks and Common Pochards (oh, don’t you just hate calling birds “common”), a few Smews and two dozen Goosanders (a.k.a. And so, driving through the snowfall I spotted what I believed to be Tree Sparrows foraging on the road in front of me. 2018 is about to end. Checking my annual list, I am where I usually am at this time of year: several species short of 200.

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