Monday, February 15, 2010

GBBC Wrap-up -- February 12-15, 2010

GBBC 2010--I counted birds February 12, 13, 14 and 15, whenever I passed by a window and saw birds. 

Some days I counted in my pajamas, a plus.

The cats helped.  

Max, momentarily distracted from cardinal watch.

We saw 'the regulars' and a couple of species we didn't expect.  Our reward was tuning in to the rhythm of the life around us.

Black-crested Titmouse

Hope you enjoyed your GBBC watch.  Please share what you saw and thought in a comment.  If you blog, add a link to your comment so others can find you.

Words and photos by Kathleen Scott,for her blog Hill Country Mysteries. Copyright 2009-2010.


  1. I'm so glad you participated in the GBBC. It is one of my favorite citizen science projects and one of my favorite weekends of the year!

  2. I love your cat helping you count -- I had feline help too, lol. I really enjoyed my first Great Backyard Bird Count, We saw all our usual visitors, mourning doves, chipping sparrows, red cardinals, blue jays and a whole mess of goldfinches. Here's a link to my GBBC blog post:

  3. Thanks, Birdwoman. The experience was a blessing.

    Thanks, Jayne. Glad you watched and glad you posted and glad you shared your link.

  4. I didn't count, but I always watch... We have loads of sparrows, a finch couple, a cardinal couple, and house wrens visiting regularly. I don't typically see jays except in the summertime, and was startled by a hawk sitting on the deck benching a couple of weeks ago.

    Proud of you for taking the time/trouble to identify and count. Hoping to get organized with better trained eyes for next year!

  5. Heeeeere, kitty,kitty,kitty! I'm hoping you kept that cutie INSIDE during your bird watching ;)

    Cute fluffy friend you got there - cute feathered one, too. . .and I'm loving the jammies!

    As I suspected, we didn't have it together enough to participated this year, though we have been feeding our birdies a lot. Is this something they do every year? Or was it a one-time thing?


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