Citizen Science: Project FeederWatch -- Count #10 Report 2019-2020 Season 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 11-12 January 2020.

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The 2018-2019 season goes through 3 April 2020.

Weather

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Saturday was sunny.

High: 25 (F) / -3 (C)
Low: 7 (F) / -13 (C)

Winds from the North
Average Wind Speed: 12.7 mph
Highest Gust: 35 mph

Sunday, 12 January 2020

Sunday was cloudy with snow in the afternoon. Precipitation amounted to 0.05 inches of water in the form of snow.

High: 27 (F) / -2 (C)
Low: 13 (F) / -10 (C)

Winds from the East Southeast
Average Wind Speed: 6.2 mph
Highest Gust: 19 mph

Bird Watching Notes

On Saturday morning there was snow on the ground from an overnight snowstorm.

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Later in the day a coyote was in the field just behind the bird feeders. The coyote was hunting for small critters beneath the snow.

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On Sunday a squirrel found his way beneath the feeders to eat the peanuts that has fallen to the ground.

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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.

Harris's Sparrow

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Range map for Harris's Sparrows throughout North America.

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Image Source

You can learn more about the Harris's Sparrow 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.

House Finch

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Range map for House Finches throughout North America.


Image Source

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

Mourning Dove

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This weekend a large flock of Mourning Doves were observed. Here is a picture of part of the group.

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Range map for Mourning Doves throughout North America.


Image Source

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

American Goldfinch

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Range map for American Goldfinches throughout North America.


Image Source

You can learn more about the American Goldfinch 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.

Bird Counts

My bird counts for the two-day period 11-12 January 2020.

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Snapshot from Project FeederWatch Bird Count Summary

Interactions

No interactions observed.

Summary of Counts This Season

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Snapshot from Project FeederWatch Bird Count Summary

Signing Up for the 2019-2020 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 -- Count #09 Report 2019-2020 Season w/Original Photos

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

I used the SteemIt icon in my photo credit to indicate these photographs were originally posted on SteemIt.
The photographs in this post are free to be used by anyone as long as the photo credit is left on the photographs.

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 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom
LensCanon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
FiltersTiffen UV Protection Filter, Tiffen Circular Polarizer Glass Filter
TripodManfrotto MT190XPRO3 3 Section Aluminum Tripod Legs with Q90 Column (Black)

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Great data! Love that you included shots of the coyote. I am to far east in Wisconsin to see that Harris's Sparrow but all of your other birds are frequent visitors at my feeders, too. Resteeming and. !Tip

Hola @etcmike, Hermosas fotografías sobre todo el Blue Jay, por sus colores no puede servir para representar Steem. Me alegra que hayas podido hacer tomas de la ardilla y el coyote.

Hello @etcmike, Beautiful photographs especially the Blue Jay, for their colors can not serve to represent Steem. I'm glad you were able to get shots of the squirrel and the coyote.

Wow how fascinating? the squirrel and coyote were a surprise today! they are too adorable indeed. I loved them!
I loved the tag #Featheredfriends
Keep flourishing.

Al parecer hizo frió el fin de semana y a pesar de eso lograste unas buenas fotografías, que bien.

Apparently it was cold this weekend and yet you managed to get some good pictures, which is good.

Hola @etcmike este fin de semana tuviste visitantes nuevos, por un momento pensé que eso era un lobo.

Hi @etcmike this weekend you had some new visitors, for a moment I thought that was a wolf.

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I didn't show what the coyote was catching because I thought it might be a little too graphic. I counted three moles that the coyote caught and ate. The moles were a good size too.
My neighbor had quite a time trying to kill moles in his yard. It seems like the coyote had no problems at all. I haven't shown the pictures to my neighbor yet.

Have a great week!
Steem on,
Mike

Por lo menos la ardilla se salvó del coyote… Buenas fotos.

At least the squirrel was saved from the coyote... Good pictures.

Saludos @etcmike, que bien comenzaste el año con dos nuevos integrantes en las fotos, gracias por compartirlo.

Greetings @etcmike, you started the year well with two new members in the photos, thanks for sharing.


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Hola @etcmike, es genial cada vez se van sumando más animales a la reserva. Gracias por compartirlas.
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Hi @etcmike, it's great that more and more animals are joining the reserve. Thank you for sharing them.

amazing to check out today's post looks so much fun :)

Thank you very much for your post, beautiful photos of animals, good luck and good mood

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Beautiful pictures nice project thanks for sharing mike sir.

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So many beautiful pictures of so many beautiful birds 😊

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