Citizen Science: Project FeederWatch -- Count #01 Report w/Original Photos

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Citizen science is a great way to involve children and adults in discovery and contribute to scientific research and conservation. Project FeederWatch through Cornell University is a great way to get involved in citizen science. You can learn more at the Project FeederWatch website.

I typically watch birds on Saturday and Sunday. This is my report for 10-11 November 2018.

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The 32nd season of Project FeederWatch kicked off 10 November 2018.

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The 2018-2019 season goes through 5 April 2019.

Weather

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Snow on the ground. Mostly cloudy. No precipitation.

High: 31 (F)
Low: 9 (F)

Winds from the South
Average Wind Speed: 10 mph
Highest Gust: 30 mph

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Snow melting. Partly cloudy. No precipitation.

High: 41 (F)
Low: 22 (F)

Winds from the Northwest
Average Wind Speed: 8.9 mph
Highest Gust: 27 mph

Squirrels

Both days during the count, my feeders were visited by some local squirrels.

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Original Photo

On Sunday the squirrels were scurrying around searching for nuts.

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Original Video

Unable to locate any nuts on Sunday, this squirrel started eating the unripened berries in my Indian Magic Crab Apple tree.

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Original Photo

Bird Watching Notes

Downy Woodpecker

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Range map for Downy Woodpeckers throughout North America.


Image Source

You can learn more about the Downy Woodpecker at the "All About Birds" webpage.

Northern Cardinal

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Range map for Northern Cardinals throughout North America.


Image Source

You can learn more about the Northern Cardinal at the "All About Birds" webpage.

Blue Jay

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Range map for Blue Jays throughout North America.


Image Source

You can learn more about the Blue Jay at the "All About Birds" webpage.

Hairy Woodpecker

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Range map for Hairy Woodpeckers throughout North America.


Image Source

You can learn more about the Hairy Woodpecker at the "All About Birds" webpage.

Red-wing Blackbird

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Range map for Red-winged Blackbirds throughout North America.


Image Source

You can learn more about the Red-winged Blackbird at the "All About Birds" webpage.

White-Breasted Nuthatch

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Range map for White-Breasted Nuthatches throughout North America.


Image Source

You can learn more about the White-Breasted Nuthatch at the "All About Birds" webpage.

European Starling

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Feeding frenzy of European Starlings feasting on peanuts.

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Range map for European Starlings throughout North America.


Image Source

You can learn more about the European Starling at the "All About Birds" webpage.

House Finch

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Range map for House Finches throughout North America.


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You can learn more about the House Finch at the "All About Birds" webpage.

House Sparrow

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Range map for House Sparrows throughout North America.


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You can learn more about the House Sparrow at the "All About Birds" webpage.

Mourning Dove

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Range map for Mourning Doves throughout North America.


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You can learn more about the Mourning Dove at the "All About Birds" webpage.

Dark-eyed Junco

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Range map for Dark-eyed Juncos throughout North America.


Image Source

You can learn more about the Dark-eyed Junco at the "All About Birds" webpage.

Red-bellied Woodpecker

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Range map for Red-bellied Woodpeckers throughout North America.


Image Source

You can learn more about the Red-bellied Woodpecker at the "All About Birds" webpage.

Northern Cardinal

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Range map for Northern Cardinals throughout North America.


Image Source

You can learn more about the Northern Cardinal at the "All About Birds" webpage.

Bird Counts

My bird counts for the two-day period 10-11 November 2018.

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Snapshot from Project FeederWatch Bird Count Summary

Interactions

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Snapshot from Project FeederWatch Bird Count Summary

Red-bellied Woodpecker Fending Off European Starlings

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Original Video

Summary of Counts This Season

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Snapshot from Project FeederWatch Bird Count Summary

Signing Up for the 2018-2019 Season

Project FeederWatch is a great way to introduce children and adults to science and conservation through bird watching.

If you are interested in joining Project FeederWatch this season, you can learn more and sign-up at the Project FeederWatch website. During the 21 week season you will need to record your observations during two consecutive days each week.

Previous Project FeederWatch Post

Citizen Science: Project FeederWatch 2018-2019

Sources

All About Birds

Project FeederWatch -- Collecting Bird Counts for North American Continent

eBird -- Collecting Bird Counts from around the World

Crossley ID Guide -- For identifying the birds of North America

National Oceanic and Atmosheric Administration -- For weather data

The Weather Channel -- For weather data

Use of Original Photos

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Photo/Video Editing

Video editing performed with Adobe Primiere Elements 2018. Affiliate link to Amazon.com provided for your convenience.

Equipment

ItemName
CameraCanon EOS 7D
LensCanon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
FiltersTiffen 58mm UV Protection Filter, Tiffen 58MM Circular Polarizer Glass Filter
TripodManfrotto MT190XPRO3 3 Section Aluminum Tripod Legs with Q90 Column (Black)

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