Citizen Science: Project FeederWatch -- Count #15 Report 2019-2020 Season w/Original Photos

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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 15-16 February 2020.

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The 2018-2019 season goes through 3 April 2020.

Weather

Saturday, 15 February 2020

Saturday was sunny.

High: 49 (F) / 9 (C)
Low: 20 (F) / -6 (C)

Winds from the North
Average Wind Speed: 7.5 mph / 12 kph (Kilometers per hour)
Highest Gust: 25 mph / 40 kph

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Sunday was mostly sunny.

High: 56 (F) / 13 (C)
Low: 30 (F) / -1 (C)

Winds from the Southwest
Average Wind Speed: 9.8 mph / 16 kph
Highest Gust: 31 mph / 50 kph

Bird Watching Notes

Cooper's Hawk

This picture and movie were shot in the morning with the sun glaring in the windows. You can see the reflection of the blinds and other window in the picture.

This Cooper's Hawk spent most of the weekend in the area of my bird feeders. There were a lot fewer birds visiting with the hawk keeping an eye over my feeders.

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Original Photo

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Original Photo

Range map for Cooper's Hawks throughout North America.


Image Source

You can learn more about the Cooper's Hawk at the "All About Birds" webpage.

Downy Woodpecker

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Original Photo

Range map for Downy Woodpeckers throughout North America.


Image Source

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

House Finch

House Finch and a Downy Woodpecker in the frame for size comparison.

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Original Photo

Range map for House Finches throughout North America.


Image Source

You can learn more about the House Finch at the "All About Birds" webpage.

American Goldfinch

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Original Photo

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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 15-16 February 2020.

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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 2019-2020 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 #14 Report 2019-2020 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 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 Amazon.com provided for your convenience.

Equipment

ItemName
CameraCanon EOS 7D
LensCanon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom
LensCanon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
FiltersTiffen UV Protection Filter, Tiffen 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 beautiful photos of birds of an excellent project

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great photos of beautiful birds, thank you very much for sharing

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Birds are an adornment of nature on our planet. Multi-colored, airy, with strong wings, with sonorous voices. Thank you for giving the opportunity to admire your photos with beautiful birds.

Those are adorable. and the tag featheredfriends is just outstanding. I am going to visit India's first butterfly national park soon, would try to click some pictures and would dedicate the post to you, but hopefully I could click some good ones.

There is a butterfly exhibit at the zoo here. I found it to be too humid in the exhibit to take pictures. My camera lens was always fogging up.

A butterfly park sounds neat. I look forward to see your photos.

Have a great week!
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Mike

Hi @etcmike... I really liked this bird scene. Good job.

Hola @etcmike… Me gustó mucho esta escena del ave. Buen trabajo.

That is the relaxing and favorable thing about this activity, there is always something new to present and improve. Thanks for sharing it @etcmike.

Eso es lo relajante y favorable de esta actividad siempre hay algo nuevo que presentar y mejorar. Gracias por compartirlo @etcmike.

Beautiful amazing Bird this is good session for watching Bird thanks for sharing.

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Hola @etcmike, estas fotos están geniales… Gracias por compartirlas.
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Good introduction about bird thanks great job.👍

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