Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Counting Begins

I wish I could say that everyone was excited about the Great Backyard Bird Count...

...but the overall energy level left something to be desired. 

They don't count, but I was pleased to see this doe and her twins.  They've not been around for some time.

On to the count.
On Friday I submitted two forms - one for a morning count, the 2nd for an afternoon count. 

Friday Morning Count

Feb 15, 2013 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM
16 species
  • California Quail 9
  • Mourning Dove 3
  • Northern Flicker 2
  • Steller's Jay 12
  • Western Scrub-Jay 1
  • American Crow 5
  • Black-capped Chickadee 3
  • American Robin 2
  • Varied Thrush 1
  • Spotted Towhee 6
  • Song Sparrow 6
  • White-crowned Sparrow 6
  • Golden-crowned Sparrow 10
  • Dark-eyed Junco 12
  • House Finch 2
  • Evening Grosbeak 15
Friday Afternoon Count

Feb 15, 2013 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
18 species
  • California Quail 10
  • Mourning Dove 7
  • Great Horned Owl 1 (didn't see the owl, but heard it!)
  • Northern Flicker 3
  • Steller's Jay 5
  • Western Scrub-Jay 2
  • American Crow 16
  • Black-capped Chickadee 5
  • Chestnut-backed Chickadee 2
  • American Robin 40
  • Varied Thrush 1
  • European Starling 2
  • Spotted Towhee 4
  • Song Sparrow 2
  • White-crowned Sparrow 2
  • Golden-crowned Sparrow 2
  • Dark-eyed Junco 24
  • House Finch 8

7 comments:

Debbie said...

Lucky you with the counting....so many birds about, that's great! Thank you for sharing the stories and photos of your grandparents. It's very special.

Margaret said...

Wow, that's so cool! lol about the cats -- don't think they're excited one bit. lol!

cucki said...

Wow that's great x

Lisa N said...

Wow!!! I am jealous. I love to hear and see the birds! This is my first time visiting your blog and I loveeee your home page picture!!! It is lovely all those hearts. I believe I have stitched a couple of them too. hehe I am getting back into blogging and trying to get my readers back, so hope you don't mind me visiting yours.

Barb said...

Your variety of birds is just amazing!!Those cats do know how to spend a winter day!

Pam in IL said...

Wow, that's alot of counting! I have the same energy level as your furbabies, lol.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

loooove those kitties!! I wish I could come over and pick one up - they look heavy!!