It’s been a weekend for the Great Backyard Bird Count. While the cats are avid bird watchers, we submit an annual count of the birds seen during the weekend. The counts vary one year to another, but the number of different birds have remained relatively stable for the past 2-3 years. The birds seen also has remained the same through the years – sparrows, grackles, red-winged blackbirds, and crows. To ensure a good count, we make sure to scatter bird seed in the yard and sidewalk in addition to filling the feeder.
Our everyday visitors –
The grackles and red-winged blackbirds haven’t visited much this past weekend. They usually come when they need an easy feast of bird seed. The crows, seen 10 days ago, have made themselves sparse. And, so far, we haven’t seen any of the robins who winter over near Fountain Creek.
While the “formal portion” of the Great Backyard Bird Count wraps up today, it doesn’t mean the end of the annual bird census. The final day to submit a count is March 1, 2013 at the GBBC website.
NOTE: The bird count banner is courtesy of the Great Backyard Bird Count, via the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.