Just an update on the Junior Big Year's progress. Since the Western Tanager trip, no year birds or lifers have been added in the "local part" of Virginia. However, I have had the amazing opportunity of going out with raptor biologists Jill and Lance Morrow and seeing several of my favorite raptor: the American Kestrels get trapped, and banded in the hand. Thanks for the amazing opportunity Morrows!
Hopefully in the next few weeks I'll add some more year birds.