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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Counting Birds from the Bed

I hope everyone had a chance to get out and participate in this past weekends Great Backyard Bird Count. Unfortunately, I came down with a bad case of a stomach virus on Friday and have been laid up in bed ever since. Yep, it hasn't been pretty, but it seems the worst is about over - hopefully! I haven't accomplish much of anything in the last few days. Just this morning I was looking out of my window and noticed that the bird feeders are about empty. I am felling a little better today so hopefully I can muster up enough strength to get outside and fill them up.

Although I had planned to do more, I was able to observe and count a few birds on Saturday from inside the house. It's nothing to exciting to brag about but here's the checklist I submitted:

Black Vulture - 1
Killdeer - 1
Mourning Dove - 10
Blue Jay - 1
American Crow - 2
Carolina Chickadee - 1
Tufted Titmouse - 1
Carolina Wren - 2
Eastern Bluebird - 5
Northern Mockingbird - 1
European Starling - 2
Pine Warbler - 2
Dark-eyed Junco - 5
House Finch - 10
American Goldfinch - 8
House Sparrow - 2

Bird counted between Feb 13 thru 16th can be submitted until March 1, 2009.

Mbird Northern Mockingbird

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8 comments:

Darla said...

Dang! Hate that you have been ill, glad you are better now though. That bird list is impressive.

Alan said...

Thanks Darla!

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Too bad you ended up sick, but you still did well on your counts. We had pretty good success, but today all the birds decided to show up, just a day late. Hope you feel better soon.

Kallen305 said...

You did very well for someone who was sick. Hope you feel better soon.

dAwN said...

Glad you are feeling a bit better...
Hope you get to fill up those feeders.

Chandramouli S said...

Wow, I see [errr... read?] you had great fun! Black Vulture! [jump, jump.... jump, jump]

Willi said...

Glad to hear that you're on the mend! I like to look at birds out the window even when I'm not sick. I recently saw a northern flicker looking for bugs in a dead stump. It was the best part of my day!

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Hey Alan, I just noticed you were ill during the GBBC...so sorry--ugh! However, it seems like you are feeling better by the tone of your most recent post, so hooray:)

I think your sightings are great--what a variety! I participated too but didn't get the amount of birds that are normally here, for some reason. Maybe they knew I was counting and didn't want to play!?