New yard bird: Dark-eyed junco, seen yesterday evening in the tulip tree!
It was rewarding to have such a lengthy and diverse yard list from my old house in Bloomington. New species were few and far between, and always a thrill.
But starting over has its rewards, too. I am anticipating new species. Which will be next?
About the Author
Dawn Hewitt is the managing editor for Bird Watcher's Digest and Watching Backyard Birds. She has been watching birds since 1979, and wrote a weekly birding column for The Herald Times newspaper in Bloomington, Indiana, for 11 years.