The Great Backyard Bird Count starts tomorrow (Friday) and goes through Monday. It's free and easy to participate. Website to enter the number and type of birds you see is at http://gbbc.birdcount.org/. Too early for birds to be migrating back here so all I usually get to enter is a ruffed grouse, a couple of crows, and maybe some chickadees. However, I have my bird feeders out so I should be able to add a whole bunch of goldfinch and red poll to my list this year. Yesterday I saw a shrike and today a raven. I don't usually see these birds and you can bet they won't show themselves all during the count weekend. Birds taunting me - it's been a long winter.