1/1 Backyard Almanac with Larry Weber

Jan 1, 2016

The common redpoll (Acanthis flammea)
Credit Photo by Kurt Bauschardt (flickr)

Larry comments on our unseasonably warm December we've experienced (with no sub-zero temps reported by the NOAA!) in part due to the abundance of cloudy days so far this winter.  Tomorrow is perihelion, when the earth will be at its closest point to the sun in its annual revolution.

Despite the relatively little snow we've received, animal tracks are apparent in the snow, and the foxes and coyotes are entering their mating season.  The annual Christmas Bird Count has occurred and Larry counted many, including redpolls (pictured).