Citizen Science: Project FeederWatch -- Count #17 Report 2020-2021 Season w/Original Photos

in Birding / Wildlife7 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 20-21 March 2021.

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

The 2020-2021 season extended through 30 April 2021.

Weather

Saturday, 20 March 2021

Sunny.

High: 65 (F) / 18 (C)
Low: 45 (F) / 7 (C)

Winds from the South
Average Wind Speed: 17.0 mph / 27.4 kph
Highest Gust: 41 mph / 66 kph

Sunday, 21 March 2021

Partly Cloudy.

High: 68 (F) / 20 (C)
Low: 44 (F) / 7 (C)

Winds from the South
Average Wind Speed: 20.0 mph / 32.2 kph
Highest Gust: 45 mph / 72 kph

Bird Watching Notes

Downy Woodpecker

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Original Photos

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Original Photos

Range map for Downy Woodpeckers throughout North America.


Image Source

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

Common Grackle

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Range map for Common Grackles throughout North America.


Image Source

You can learn more about the Common Grackle at the "All About Birds" webpage.

Bird Counts

My bird counts for the two-day period 20-21 March 2021.

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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 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 -- Count #17 Report 2020-2021 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 Atmospheric 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 2020. 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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Hola @etcmike, lindas fotografías, esta fue la que más me gusto.
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Te deseo un lindo día.

Saludos @etcmike, buen inicio de temporada se nota el buen clima.

Hola @etcmike, Muy bellas las aves de esta publicación, definitivamente disfrutas más de las aves en la naturaleza que teniéndolas en cautiverio.

thank you very much for sharing, have a great day and good mood

Hey whats up man! Remember me from the steemit days? I remember you for sure. I finally found my keys to check out hive. Stoked to see you're here!

Hi!!!

Welcome to HIVE!!!

I have been posting to both. It is sort of like posting to FB and Twitter.

I like HIVE, it seems to be evolving better too. I wish the price of HIVE reflected the value here in the community.

Have a great week!
Hive on!
Mike

Yeah Hive is great. So many new features, I'm still trying to figure out the best place to post and such. Which has more traffic in your opinion? Steemit or Hive? I just haven't heard that many great things about Steemit.

Awesome he's still around. Thanks that's just what I needed.

thank you for the project and beautiful photos, have a nice day