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.


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