I had always intended to upload the bird list to this blog/website since it perfectly demonstrates the value of farms like ours for wildlife habitat - lots of trees, perennial pasture and hay crops, no sprays used, etc. I was shocked to see that original start at a bird inventory very quickly head toward 50 different species!!!
I often think back fondly as I do my work around the farm and remember times doing the same chores with Alecia. Or miss her when I see new birds and simply don't have the great birding skills to figure out who they are. So I just enjoy their presence without questioning.
Alecia chose this farm as one of her final resting places and we are honoured to have now welcomed her here.
Vera (June 2014)
The following list is published in memory of Alecia Myers. Any bird enthusiasts who want to come and try to extend the list would be more than welcome, by both us and Alecia I'm sure:
Rose breasted grosbeak
Black and white warbler
Common yellow throat warbler (I call it the zorro bird)
Cowbird, brown headed
Laying Hens :-)
Meat Chickens :-)