Citizen Science: Project FeederWatch -- Count #21 Report 2020-2021 Season w/Original Photos

in Birding / Wildlife5 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 17-18 April 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, 17 April 2021

Mostly Cloudy.

High: 58 (F) / 14 (C)
Low: 42 (F) / 5 (C)

Winds from the North
Average Wind Speed: 10.5 mph / 16.9 kph
Highest Gust: 25 mph / 40 kph

Sunday, 18 April 2021

Mostly Sunny.

High: 65 (F) / 18 (C)
Low: 34 (F) / 1 (C)

Winds from the Northwest
Average Wind Speed: 6.8 mph / 10.9 kph
Highest Gust: 26 mph / 42 kph

Bird Watching Notes

Northern Cardinal

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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.

Mourning Dove

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Original Photo

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Original Photo

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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.

White-breasted Nuthatch

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Original Photos

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Original Photos

Range map for White-breasted Nuthatches throughout North America.


Image Source

You can learn more about the White-breasted Nuthatch at the "All About Birds" webpage.

Brown-headed Cowbird

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Original Photos

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Original Photos

Range map for Brown-headed Cowbirds throughout North America.


Image Source

You can learn more about the Brown-headed Cowbird at the "All About Birds" webpage.

Red-winged Blackbird

This bird stuck its head into the feeder to get the perfect peanut.

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Original Photos

Range map for Red-winged Blackbirds throughout North America.


Image Source

You can learn more about the Red-winged Blackbird at the "All About Birds" webpage.

Bird Counts

My bird counts for the two-day period 17-18 April 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 #20 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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thank you very much for the project report, have a good day

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

Hello @etcmike, it is very nice to enjoy the birds in their environment, I have tried to put food on them but none comes close.

Hello @etcmike, how lucky you are always photographing various types of birds.
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I am very selective with grains. 😂

The grey bird is most beautiful...