I think birders fall get into keeping lists and counting bird species because of an instinctual need to have a sense of purpose and to organize things. I recently tried out a music app that lets you organize your music and make folders for as many kind of music categories that you can think up. I was thinking Spotify could be a dangerous service for a bird lister who also enjoys music.I had one sighting this weekend which was particularly exciting for me, a Canvasback.I rarely get to see this particular species of duck unless I want to travel down to the western shoreline during winter. Seeing one right in my own area was unexpected and it served a purpose. Species number 56 for this year in Middlesex county!