Monday, February 20, 2012
Counting Birds or Not
Did you see some spectacular birds? Were there any that were new to you?
We had a Bald Eagle.....LAST WEEK! Did he show up again this weekend for the count?? Of course not.
Our feeders looked like this most of the weekend.
I waited for the 'prime feeding time' to do my counts. There were a few times I just gave up...no one was coming to the backyard.
While walking the dogs I hear a Great Horned Owl...but I didn't see it, so no fair counting it. Finally I had a few visitors at the feeders and in the visible part of the backyard.
At one point there were about five or six of the Chipping Sparrows having an eating contest.
I like this feeder, it was a birthday present from my sister in law. We have very few squirrels, but one has discovered the feeder....but to no avail- it works well.
This evening I took my camera with me when I took the dogs for a walk. Will share some in a later posting. These were kind of fun, I don't usually use the flash, but the sun was going down and it was not as bright as I wanted for some of the photos.
Love how these turned out.
My bird count? Carolina Chickadees- 12, Tufted Titmouse- 14, Chipping Sparrow- 15, Carolina Wren- 1, Cardinal- 2, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker- 1, Pine Warbler- 1, Goldfinch- 3, Brown headed Nuthatch- 2. What about yours?
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