February 24,2014 Birding is Fun
Great Backyard Bird Count
The Great Backyard Bird Count took place from Feb 14-17. I have been participating in this count for years now. It is easy to take a few minutes and count the birds you see in your yard, favorite park or preserve. It is a joint project sponsored by the Audubon Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The GBBC has also gone global for info on how to get started click here: http://gbbc.birdcount.org/
Above are some of the birds I counted for my Great Backyard Bird Count. Top row is a Hairy Woodpecker with a Cardinal, two Goldfinches with a Mourning Dove and a female Cardinal. Middle row is a male Cardinal, male Redbellied Woodpecker and a White-Throated Sparrow. Bottom row is a White-breasted Nuthatch, American Robin and a male Downy Woodpecker.
When hubby and I moved from a crowded suburb to our more rural home, I started noticing the beautiful birds around our yard. Some of the first birds to attract my attention were the beautiful bright Yellow Goldfinches and the Eastern Bluebirds. These pretty birds were not noticeable while living in the city or the suburbs.
It was in my rural backyard I really started paying attention to the birds coming and going. I starting feeding the birds, I bought the heated birdbath and we started planting to attract the birds and wildlife.
Now, I can sit back and just look out my windows to count my yardbirds for the GBBC.
It may be too late to participate in this year’s GBBC but next year you can keep this in mind and become involved in this Citizen Project and join in on the count.
I hope you enjoyed my backyard birds..Have a great day and happy birding.
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