Thursday, February 21, 2013

Great Backyard Bird Count

We had a wonderful time helping mum count fevvers last weekend. Here is our tally.




Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Coopers Hawk

1


Mourning Dove
8
6
8
6
Red Bellied Woodpecker
1



Downy Woodpecker
1

1
1
Hairy Woodpecker
1
1


Chickadee
2
1
1
1
Red Breasted Nuthatch

1


White Breasted Nuthatch
2

1

Junco
3
5
4
3
Cardinal
1
2

1
House Finch
3
5
4
2
Pine Sisken

2


Gold Finch
2
6
5
2
House Sparrow
2
1
1
2

Not bad and these are the types of fevvers we normally see this time of year. No sign of the spring birds yet.

If you pawticipated, great, we could see from the one map that people from all over put in some counts. Maybe one of our furiends did! You can go here to explore the data.

The most exciting thing was that the hawk showed up on Caturday afternoon while mum was talking on the communicator with her furiend! She went OMG and the hawk took off after one of the doves. We don't know if they hawk caught the dove or not that day.

But a week or so ago, some  poor dove did get it. We can tell by the fevver mess in the snow!
 This is looking from mum's sleepy room window outside.
 A slightly zoomed picture.
 Mum went outside then to get closer pictures and not for the squeemish, but, yeah, the poor dove bit the dust here.
We are glad we are inside and safe. Napping and getting loves from mum.

13 comments:

William said...

Wow, you have a variety of birdies! I remember when we had that family of hawks in our yard. When the parents were training the kids to nab smaller birds, what a mess that made! We went through weeks of little bird parts all over the front yard!

Nerissa said...

Very nice! Lately all I've been seein' are the chickadees and the crows. And I've been HEARIN' 'em as much as I've been seein' 'em. Some of them are LOUD! purrs

Simba said...

Yes, our Dad counted birdies too and entered them online. He also saw doves, and various woodpeckers and a couple of chickadees and juncos.

We feel sorry for that birdie who got dedded.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

My human wouldn't recognize anything other than a sparrow, a mourning dove, a pigeon or a crow, so she did not participate. We have seen hawks, but my human has no idea what type they are.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

D & D...for onze we iz GLAD we dunno math..we seed de

B werds

and said ta R selves...

oh noe...D & D...what iz yur mum subjectin ewe two

cant her count like fish, bearz, moose, squirrelz.....sum thin... just knot

burds !!!

Eric and Flynn said...

You have a lot of different birds coming to your garden. They are mostly different to the birds that visit us.

CATachresis said...

It's great to see all the different birds that visit gardens in other countries!!

Shaggy and Scout said...

Oh goodness what a massacre scene that is! The hawk sure didn't bother to hide the evidence did he?

Brian said...

Drat, I forgot all about the bird count, I count 6 sister kitties though!

The Island Cats said...

We counted birds too! You saw more than us, though. We saw about 8 different kinds of birds. We saw a hawk too...but it was later in the day when we weren't actually counting.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We saw 9 of those, but TBT dint keep count!!! We are so annoyed at him about that.

orbit said...

Poor,poor dove. So sad. Say, that is quite the variety, indeed. So many different treats out there!!

Smokey_the cat said...

Hey pals- what's pawin' I love to count birds too with my mom. Now, can I add a count to this too?