It's the Great Backyard Bird Count weekend. There's still time to help the project and it takes as little as 15 minutes. Click here for details. Basically, count the birds you see for a set amount of time. Fifteen minutes is the minimum. Tally up the greatest number of each species you see all at one time during that time slot. Then, submit your list. I counted yesterday morning, and saw 7 cedar waxwings (one of them is pictured above), 3 starlings, 3 Oregon juncos, 2 robins, 1 crow and about 20 house sparrows.
The RSPB here in the UK did a similar thing a couple of weeks back. I struggle living in an apartment with no garden, though luckily I have the whole of Yorkshire within easy distance. I see lots of crows, robins and sparrows, waxwings are pretty thin on thge ground hereabouts. Paul @Leeds daily photoReplyDelete
What a beautiful bird. Nice variety!ReplyDelete