Sunday, February 17, 2013

Great Backyard Bird Count

I didn't do the Great Backyard Bird Count on day one (because I was being lazy) but I did manage a half hour yesterday, sitting at my desk and looking out my window.  I tallied eleven species:
  • 1 Northern Cardinal
  • 3 Dark-eyed Juncos
  • 5 Black-capped Chickadees
  • 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • 2 House Finches
  • 1 Downy Woodpecker
  • 1 House Sparrow
  • 2 White-breasted Nuthatches
  • 4 American Crows
  • 1 American Goldfinch
  • 1 Red-tailed Hawk
I took quite a few pictures that are spectacularly boring, but I was excited that out of all the 30 minute blocks of time available, this guy landed in my backyard during this particular 30 minutes:
Red-tailed Hawk