Seth Hargett, 10, fills his bird feeder with a mix of sunflower seeds and millet. Once you start feeding birds, itís a good idea to keep them stocked through harsh weather. Getting youth involved with feeding wild birds can be a good way to introduce them to the natural world.Ē JIM WARD photo
Providing nourishment to our feathered friends is effective way to see birds up close
Two western screech-owls like this one, photographed earlier in Union County, were located during the Christmas Bird Count. TRENT BRAY photo
No snow, with one minor exception, fell during the recent annual Union County Christmas Bird Count.
But six records did — including a most coveted mark.
Counters located 88 species of birds, eclipsing the old record of 87.
The previous mark was set a year ago. That was considered a landmark
because it was the first time at least 80 species had been counted.