The Great Backyard Bird Count, Day #1

The Great Backyard Bird Count began today (and goes through Monday). We have decided to count birds in our backyard for one half hour on each day.

Today, while the weather was less than ideal – overcast, light rain, absolutely gloomy, birds were still active. We did not see anything beyond some of our usual visitors.

Here’s Patrick hanging out by our sliding doors, where we observed from:

The Great Backyard Bird Count Day #1

Looking at Dark-eyed Junco:

The Great Backyard Bird Count Day #1

Confirming a Song Sparrow:

The Great Backyard Bird Count Day #1

Paper for marking our observations, a pen, our little Oregon bird book (National Geographic Field Guide to Birds: Washington/Oregon), and a bird chart (this was a handout in an issue of Audubon; I took it out and had it laminated):

The Great Backyard Bird Count Day #1

What we saw/heard:

American Crow – 2
Black-capped Chickadee – 5
Song Sparrow – 7
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) – 12

After we counted for the half hour, we uploaded our data to the GBBC website:

I wonder what we’ll see tomorrow…

Previously: GBBC 2011, GBBC 2010

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5 Responses to The Great Backyard Bird Count, Day #1

  1. Cheryl Hart says:

    Nice to know that you are taking part in this.

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