Backyard birds, February 17

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by Brent Eades

The Great Backyard Bird Count is underway once again. I spent a few hours watching my yard on Saturday and ended up with a pleasantly long list, 14 species in all:

  • 8 Mourning Dove
  • 1 Downy Woodpecker
  • 1 Hairy Woodpecker
  • 7 Blue Jay
  • 6 American Crow
  • 5 Black-capped Chickadee
  • 2 White-breasted Nuthatch
  • 12 European Starling
  • 25 American Tree Sparrow
  • 8 Dark-eyed Junco
  • 2 Northern Cardinal
  • 5 House Finch
  • 2 Purple Finch (Eastern)

A few photos (click to enlarge):

Male Cardinal
Male Cardinal
Blue Jay
Blue Jay
Cardinal-female-7
Female Cardinal
Dark-eyed Junco
Dark-eyed Junco
Hairy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Purple Finch
Purple Finch
House Finch
House Finch