Friday, February 12, 2010
Great Backyard Bird Count
Since I feed the birds grain in front of the goat barn every morning, they are accustomed to showing up about 9 a.m. This morning they cooperated nicely. Snacking away were California Quail, Spotted Towhees, Scrub Jays, Steller Jays, Golden-crowned Sparrows, White-throated Sparrows, Song Sparrows, Fox Sparrows, and Dark-eyed Juncos (Oregon variety plus one Slate-colored). I took a break from chores to snap photos. Pictured are a handsome Spotted Towhee, a male California Quail on the run, a Golden-crowned Sparrow with his mouth full, and that photogenic White-throated Sparrow that was also pictured in an earlier blog.
http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/howto.html This is a great count for kids. (Ingrid, are you listening?)