This post leads off Year #4 of 365 Days of Birds. While the local birds are just fine, this birder, your host, can not say the same. Early New Year’s Eve I pinched a nerve in my back while reaching for some potato chips, and now five days later I still am having trouble walking. I wish I had a better, more interesting story for how this injury occurred, but while I love long birding hikes, month long bike tours and racing in Nordic ski races, a simple potato chip did me in.
Having to lie down for days in order to keep the pressure off my back is not my idea of fun, but at least my own yard and feeders continue to attract birds and give me something to watch out the living room window. Yesterday, I managed to hobble outside into the -8F weather and do my first birding on 2017, in my own yard. Here are some of images from that “trip”! 🙂