Sunday, January 28, 2018

Look Up!

Sometimes you have to look away from the birdfeeders and refocus as the day is moving on pretty rapidly. I participate in the Cornell Feeder Watch program each year and count the birds that come to my feeders two days a week. I have done this for 10 years and will continue although my eyesight is getting weaker... But I should look up more often.


The two holly trees that grow near the feeders and provide shelter have leaves covered in white splotches from the birds. Then I look up even higher.


And higher:

7 comments:

ellen abbott said...

how does that work? do you have to sit in the window all day watching the feeder?

Tabor said...

Ellen, you can watch for as short or as long a time as you want. You input the generic time and you just have to set aside two days a week (seven days apart) and count numbers and species and input to their database. If you are away for weeks, no problem, just input as much as you can. Citizen science.

Marie Smith said...

What a wonderful project for the birds and people who love them.

Red said...

My birding group have learned to look up. It's surprising what floats by over head. I like the Cessna and have spent many hours in small planes.

messymimi said...

Quite often i see many birds waiting for their turn.

Granny Annie said...

I was so wishing I had a camera handy when a huge flock of geese flew over yesterday. They make a loud and beautiful sight.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Good zppming! My cam gets very grainy low plane pics they weren't good enough to share.

I like when the geese rush out too! Have yours left for the winter?