So I'm a little slow getting my results posted but I'm super excited proud that I participated for the first time ever in the Great Backyard Bird Count! I counted all four days (Feb 12 - 15th) but I'm much too lazy to type lists for each day so I'm just going to lump them all into one. I basically saw the same birds each day, give or take a few, nothing exciting or out of the ordinary from what we normally see in our yard. Drats on that!
75 Canadian Geese (flying overhead ~ our house is on a flight path)
6 Eurasian Collared Doves
2 Northern Red Shafted Flickers
3 Blue Jays
11 House Finches
1 Mountain Chickadee
5 Red-Winged Blackbirds
1 Sharp Shinned Hawk
9 House Sparrows
As you can see, the photos are all from previous years, I didn't take any new photos during the count. I have to admit it was easy to do and super easy to submit the results. Definitely something I could/would do again.
It's also been fun reading everyone else's lists too ~ so interesting the differences across the country. Now that it's March, there will be a few new birds passing thru our yard as they begin migrating. I'm expecting any day to see this one:
the white crowned sparrow. I haven't yet, but I did see he was listed in my area already (when I read the results from my zip code.)
Kylee, from Our Little Acre Blog has compiled a list of bloggers who participated if you would like to check it out. Thanks for re-visiting the count with me, I know many of you posted in a much timelier manner. One thing at a time! Maybe next year I can manage to count and post simultaneously....