We took part in The Great Backyard Bird Count over the weekend.
From the website:
The 2013 GBBC will take place Friday, February 15, through Monday, February 18. Please join us for the 16th annual count!
The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are.
Beginning in 2013, GBBC checklists will be accepted from anywhere in the world!
Everyone is welcome--from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It’s free, fun, and easy—and it helps the birds.
Participants tally the number of individual birds of each species they see during their count period. They enter these numbers on the GBBC website.
Here's our list:
So far in 2013 :Total Checklists Submitted: 69557
Total Species Observed: 2707
Total Individual Birds Counted: 15179126
|Chickadee (Black - Capped, we think)|
|House Finch and Tufted Titmouse|
Since Karl hung birdfeeders, I've been glued to the windows ever since. I never get tired of watching them. And, now that I have a suitable camera, I'm obsessed with photographing our birds. I keep striving for that PERFECT shot. With a digital camera, you have unlimited attempts at a perfect shot.
Yesterday I saw two seagulls, which didn't get onto the list yet. They were flying around the Kroger parking lot. Every winter I see a few here and there.
When we lived in Williamsburg, Virginia, we saw seagulls all the time, being in the Tidewater region of Virginia, close to the coast. I didn't realize that some make it all the way to Botetourt County.
I like knowing they came from the ocean.