Backyard Bird Count

bluebird 2 (640x509)This weekend is your chance to be a citizen scientist and participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count. Take as little as fifteen minutes to observe the birds in your backyard and then report on the web site at http://gbbc.birdcount.org. The information from bird watchers across the United States and Canada provides important data for scientists as they study migration and population distributions.

Our deep snowfall in the northeast this winter has provided lots of birds at the feeders. In a few minutes looking out my window this morning, I saw:

bluebirdEastern Bluebird

white throatWhite Throat Sparrow

juncoDark Eye Junco

The junco and white-throat sparrow are winter time visitors to our area. They are two birds that you can mark the change of seasons when they appear in the fall and leave in the spring.

titmouseTufted Titmouse

wrenCarolina Wren (probably wising it was still in Carolina)

doveMourning Dove

song sparrowSong Sparrow

cardinalCardinal

We also had an assortment of woodpeckers (downy, hairy and red-bellied)

bird bathRemember if you feed the birds to provide a source of fresh water. Currently the snow is higher than our bird bath. but the heater keeps the water thawed.  Enjoy the birds today and all year long!

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