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:
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.
Carolina Wren (probably wising it was still in Carolina)
We also had an assortment of woodpeckers (downy, hairy and red-bellied)
Remember 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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I was visiting a friend this past snowy Friday and she was in the midst of doing her bird count. I’ll share this with her!
Thanks – the birds add some color and life to the winter and right now very snowy landscape.