Sunday, 17 December 2017

Bird count day – December 16th

These are the usual culprits: chickadee, white and rose-breasted nuthatch, goldfinch (winter colours), blue jays, male cardinal, female pileated woodpecker, tree sparrow.

  • mourning dove 8
  • downy woodpecker 3
  • hairy woodpecker 2
  • pileated woodpecker 1
  • black-capped chickadee 6
  • red-breasted nuthatch 2
  • white-breasted nuthatch 2
  • dark-eyed junco 3
  • northern cardinal 1
  • American goldfinch 6
  • American tree sparrow 2
  • blue jay 6


This is a perfect illustration: the downy woodpecker's beak is small, the hairy's beak is much larger, in proportion to its head.

7 comments:

David Gascoigne said...

We did our Christmas bird count yesterday (the first of two each year) and I am paying for it today with my aching knees! I think it's time to ask for a shorter route next year and let some of the younger members do these long walks.

Olga Hebert said...

Good work!

Anvilcloud said...

It looks like a fruitful day of counting.

Nancy J said...

So many, and your feeders are working overtime right now. Beautiful with the snow.

Christine said...

Beautiful birds!

Red said...

Tat's a good variety. That's why you live in the country.

Powell River Books said...

Citizen science at its best. Are we still allowed to use the word science? Just a bad joke from the States. - Margy