GBBC 2009 Day 1 Results

by John Briggs on February 13, 2009

in Bird Photographs, Blog

Red-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch

The 2009 Great Backyard Bird Count is underway! Have you submitted a check list yet?

 Our checklist was submitted just before noon today. We recorded our first of the year Brown Creeper, and not just one but 3 of them. Also seen were a pair of bully European Starlings, trying to scarf down as much suet as they could eat. A quick burst out onto the back deck sent them to parts unknown.

 The weather was beautiful! Partly sunny skies, temperatures in the low 20’s, winds from the NW at 15 m.p.h. with gusts to 30 m.p.h. We still have a 8″ to 10″ snow cover.

 Tomorrow, Sharon and I will do a backyard count and a count from Atkins Bay and Cox Head.

 The photo above was submitted for inclusion into the GBBC 2009 Photo Gallery. Not every photo submitted is used in the gallery, but I thought I would give it a try.

 Here are the results for Day 1 of the 2009 GBBC:

 

Locality: 04530, Bath, Sagadahoc County, ME
Observation Date: FEB 13, 2009
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Total Birding Time: 45 minutes
Party Size: 1
Skill: excellent
Weather: good
Snow Depth: 8 – 10 in (20.3 – 25.4 cm)
Habitat(s):
deciduous woods
coniferous woods
rural
freshwater
salt water
Number of Species: 21
All Reported: yes
Checklist:
Bald Eagle – 1
Red-tailed Hawk – 1
Mourning Dove – 14
Downy Woodpecker – 3
Hairy Woodpecker – 2
Brown Creeper – 3
Blue Jay – 8
American Crow – 12
Common Raven – 1
Black-capped Chickadee – 9
Tufted Titmouse – 6
American Robin – 11
European Starling – 2
American Tree Sparrow – 7
Song Sparrow – 1
White-throated Sparrow – 2
Dark-eyed Junco – 13
Northern Cardinal – 3
Common Redpoll – 1
Pine Siskin – 9
American Goldfinch – 16

Happy birding!

 

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