Admin Post Since we moved out of "town" to the "edge of the woods" we have been keeping a list of birds that we have seen in the yard, trees, and feeding stations. This past week we added two: pine siskin, and northern flicker, to get us to a total of 39. Not bad for a place that a few years ago was a corn field. I know we will eventually go well over that. For instance, we have no sparrows on the list. Not that we don't have sparrows, but we won't check them off until we have positive ID. Sometimes with sparrows, it seems as if there is just not enough to differentiate between two types...they are just "little brown birds." My personal favorite to view are the indigo buntings. I would love to see a painted bunting, but they just don't make it this far north very often. We are learning. It is very enjoyable to play the part of "Mr. and Mrs. Man" and spy on their world.