03 December 2007

busy bird weekend

We log the different species of birds we see each weekend, and I'm not sure if it was because of the small snow/ice storm that landed on Saturday-but we logged in 20 different species-tying a record from May, 2006. I'm careful not to count the same birds twice, we count based on how many we see at a single time, or if the difference between the males and females is obvious. We also confine our counting to what we see from our home, or within two blocks to the river.
So for you other birders out there........here's our list:
House Finch 3, House Sparrow 13, Goldfinch 4, Bluebirds 3M 2F, Red Breasted Nuthatch 2, Slate Colored Juncos 4, White Breasted Nuthatch 2, Crow 2, Black Capped Chickadee 2, Blue Jay 2, Hairy Woodpecker 1F, Downy Woodpecker 1F 1M, Cardinals 3F 2M, Canadian Geese 5, Mallards 3, Tufted Titmouse 2, Red Bellied Woodpecker 1M 1F, Carolina Wren 1, Mourning Dove 1, Pigeons 3. But no Yellow Bellied Sapsucker, not this time, but I did attach the picture of the sighting.

3 comments:

mindy said...

just wanted to share...the owners of the klotz tree farm are in my fam. the original owner's wife is my dad's sister my aunt, making the present owner my cousin. i just found out they weren't opening this year. it made me sad too. i remember spending some time there when i was little drinking hot chocolate in the little shed. all of our christmas family get togethers had to be planned for new year's because the klotz's all had to work on the tree farm right through to christmas. :)

Anonymous said...

hey, you gotta tell 'em to get it open again.....I'll come work if I have to!

Hoosier Reborn

Anonymous said...

hey, you gotta tell 'em to get it open again.....I'll come work if I have to!

Hoosier Reborn