Friday, February 27, 2015

New Backyard Bird List

  Closed on my new house today.  Put the feeders out and had no takers.  Only bird seen was a American Crow flyover.  

Not my house 
  The house shown above is not in my new neighborhood but rather about a mile from the house I've been staying in since November.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

2015 Great Backyard Bird Count

     I spent a couple of hours this chilly morning counting and photographing the birds that have been visiting the feeders at the Oceana County house I'm renting.  The breezes off of Lake Michigan warmed the temperature up to -2 F, by the time I set up my camera gear at 9 AM.   
   Didn't get any unusual birds at the feeders, but I did get plenty of photo-ops of the birds that did show. 

 I ended up with thirteen species.
Mourning Dove -2
Red-Bellied Woodpecker -1
Downy Woodpecker -4
Hairy Woodpecker - 2
Blue Jay - 6
American Crow - 2
Black-capped Chickadee -13
Tufted Titmouse - 7
Red-Breasted Nuthatch -1
White-Breasted Nuthatch - 1
Dark-eyed Junco - 3
Northern Cardinal -1
Pine Siskin -2