Citizen Science: Project FeederWatch -- Count #02 Report 2020-2021 Season w/Original Photos

in Birding / Wildlife11 months ago

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 21-22 November 2020.


The 34th season of Project FeederWatch kicked off 14 November 2020.

The 2020-2021 season goes through 9 April 2021.


Saturday, 21 November 2020

Cloudy. No precipitation.

High: 47 (F) / 8 (C)
Low: 39 (F) / 3 (C)

Winds from the East Southeast
Average Wind Speed: 5.3 mph / 8.5 kph
Highest Gust: 13 mph / 21 kph

Sunday, 22 November 2020

Partly sunny. No precipitation.

High: 50 (F) / 10 (C)
Low: 30 (F) / -1 (C)

Winds from the Northwest
Average Wind Speed: 7.6 mph / 12.2 kph
Highest Gust: 28 mph / 45 kph

Bird Watching Notes

Dark-eyed Junco

PFW0009.JPG Dark-eyed Junco
Original Photo

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.

Northern Cardinal

PFW0014.JPG Northern Cardinal
Original Photos

PFW0017.JPG Northern Cardinal
Original Photos

PFW0020.JPG Northern Cardinal
Original Photos

Range map for Northern Cardinals throughout North America.

Image Source

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

American Goldfinch

PFW0042.JPG American Goldfinch
Original Photo

Range map for American Goldfinches throughout North America.

Image Source

You can learn more about the American Goldfinch at the "All About Birds" webpage.

Bird Counts

My bird counts for the two-day period 21-22 November 2020.

Snapshot from Project FeederWatch Bird Count Summary


No interactions observed.

Summary of Counts This Season

Snapshot from Project FeederWatch Bird Count Summary

Signing Up for the 2020-2021 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 2020-2021


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 2020. Affiliate link to provided for your convenience.


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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Hello @etcmike, a great stroke of luck to have found the right moment to take a picture of this magnificent specimen… Happy day…

Hola @etcmike, un gran golpe de suerte haber encontrado el momento justo para sacar una fotografía de este magnífico ejemplar… Feliz día…

I also hope to get some good pictures this weekend too! And yes, it is not always easy to get just the right snapshot. I take a lot of pictures during the weekend and try to showcase the best.

Have a great week!
Hive on,


Excelente amigo @etcmike, por lo visto fue un gran día, espero lo hallas disfrutado.

Excellent friend @etcmike, apparently it was a great day, I hope you have enjoyed it.

Hola @etcmike, es genial disfrutar de las aves siempre pasa alguna que nunca hemos visto, en el patio de casa hay un árbol grande y siempre llegan, en ocasiones también llegan ardillas y hacen un sonido extraño imagino que es para espantar los pájaros y así poder recolectar más alimentos.
Hello @etcmike, it is great to enjoy the birds, there is always one that we have never seen, in the backyard there is a big tree and they always come, sometimes squirrels also come and make a strange sound I imagine it is to scare the birds and so on be able to collect more food.

thank you for the post, have a nice day

Thank you, very informative. I told my children how they watch and help the birds. We decided to install a feeder in our yard.


I moved into a newly developed subdivision and put out my first feeder. The first year I did not see any birds at my feeders. By the second year, it was difficult to keep the feeders full of bird seed. :)
Sometimes, it takes a bit of time for birds to get used to the feeders.
I live along a migration path for some birds. It is fun to see the birds like the Yellow-headed Blackbird visit my feeders on their migration.


I hope you find that your feeder brings some interesting birds to your yard.

Have a great week!
Hive On,

Always great to see the birds each season..

Thank you so much for sharing a great project, have a nice day