Bird Counting

Our daughter has become quite a bird enthusiast so any chance we have to do something with birding, we do it.  So today we participated in the Great Backyard Bird Count  .  We sat on our deck for an hour, counted and identified all of the birds that we saw.  We counted 18 species and 51 individuals including one Great Blue Heron that flew just above us.  Here is the list of what we spotted today:

Great Blue Heron – 1
Mourning Dove – 5
Anna’s Hummingbird – 2
Downy Woodpecker – 1
Hairy Woodpecker – 1
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) – 1
Steller’s Jay – 1
Western Scrub-Jay – 1
Black-capped Chickadee – 4
Red-breasted Nuthatch – 3
American Robin – 2
European Starling – 3
Spotted Towhee – 1
Song Sparrow – 1
Golden-crowned Sparrow – 1
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) – 1
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) – 12
Red-winged Blackbird – 3
House Finch – 7

Here are a few photos taken in our yard.

Hairy Woodpecker

House finches (red, orange and yellow shades) and Juncos

Mourning Doves

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One Response to Bird Counting

  1. Paul Murray says:

    I love these birds. You know so often I just sit and stare out the windows watching birds. Who knew birds were so entertaining? Enjoyed the post!!!!

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