2.18.2007

A Bird Count Digest

Treebeard and I are keeping track of birds this weekend. I thought I'd give you an idea of some of the birds we see in or over our yard this time of year. The numbers below reflect the highest number of each species we have seen at any one time during the past couple of days:

Black Vulture - 8
Turkey Vulture - 4
Bald Eagle - 1
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Red-shouldered Hawk - 3
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
Ring-billed Gull - 18
Mourning Dove - 3
Barred Owl - 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 1
Downy Woodpecker - 3
Northern Flicker - 2
Pileated Woodpecker - 1
Eastern Phoebe - 1
Blue Jay - 2
American Crow - 5
Carolina Chickadee - 5
Tufted Titmouse - 3
White-breasted Nuthatch - 2
Carolina Wren - 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 3
Eastern Bluebird - 11
Hermit Thrush - 1
American Robin - 2
European Starling 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 1
Pine Warbler - 6
Chipping Sparrow - 33
Field Sparrow - 1
Song Sparrow - 2
White-throated Sparrow - 22
Dark-eyed Junco - 20
Northern Cardinal - 3
Red-winged Blackbird - 13
Common Grackle - 7
American Goldfinch - 24

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We took a quick walk down to the pond today and added the following species:

Osprey - 1
Canada Goose - 2
Wood Duck - 1
American Woodcock - 1
Swamp Sparrow - 2
Hairy Woodpecker - 1
Winter Wren - 2

5 comments:

Cathy said...

You are so lucky,lucky, lucky. And wise, wise, wise to have arranged your lives to have all those wonders at your doorstep. I won't be seeing many of these dear birds for months. But their absence does make my heart grow fonder.

Floridacracker said...

Wow, that's one busy backyard.

meresy_g said...

Yes, you do have a very busy, busy backyard. We have had a lot of birds lately because of the weather. I counted 6 pairs of Cardinals in our Holly tree yesterday, each sticking tight to it's mate. I think we are starting to experience the shift from winter birds to summer inhabitants as well. Always a hopeful sign.

swamp4me said...

Cathy,
Treebeard and I consider ourselves very lucky to live our lives the way we do.

FC and meresy_g,
Such are the joys of an unkempt lawn. We mow as little as possible and offer as wide a range of cover and food as possible. As a result, we get lots of little (and big) birdies coming to visit. Of course, it odesn't hurt that beyond our yard there stretches about 4000 acres of park land :)

ImagineMel said...

I wanna live where you live. How beautiful it must be. :)