Monday, February 20, 2006

Great Backyard Bird Count.

Who could imagine this could be so very much fun? I watched for birds all weekend. I saw a bunch of each: mourning doves, Inca doves, white winged doves, house sparrows, house finches and phoebes. I think I even saw a cowbird! Then I saw a black-crowned night heron, a blue-winged teal, and a snow goose.

Oh, wait. I guess I was only imagining the last three when I was thinking about dinner.

11 comments:

  1. You guys are doing it too?! Cool!!! We didn't get too many unusual birdies but we got big counts on the ones that camed! Sparrows, Tufted Titmouse, Cardinals, Chickadees and Mourning Doves. I loves birdwatching :)

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  2. Must mean spring is on the way. ~Poi Tribe

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  3. we did it too, but there's something funny goin' on. even tho my Mom is putting bird food out, hardly any are comin' by. wonder why...we put water out too.....

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  4. It am too wintery here in The Big Piney Woods for the birds to show me their tail feathers! I don't even know any names for bird, I just know I like to eat them.

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  5. We tend to get a lot of wood pigeons and not many other birdies coming to our bird table. But recently I have noticed Mr. and Mrs. Blackbird have moved in. My mum is hoping for baby blackbirds to watch this summer.

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  6. We've just been gettin' some big mean bluejays. Our mom isn't crazy 'bout them 'cause they scare-away the nice cardinals & chickadees. Glad you've got lotza birdie friends to keep you entertained!
    Buzzerbee & meep

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  7. Birds bore me since I can't get outside to eat them. The Brats love to smack themselves in the window to try to get at them. Explains why they are so dumb.

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  8. DKM and I did this on Saturday morning from the patio. We reported 25 different kinds of birdies: Finches, pelicans, seagulls, mallards, doves, sparrows, a hawk, an owl, pheasant, humming birds, herons, and robins.

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  9. When I imagine birdies, I think of chickens and turkeys. yum yum...

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  10. Mum tried to do the count thingy too. But it was so cold here and very few birdies out.

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Wowee meowee.