Citizen Science: Project FeederWatch -- Week #11 Report 2021-2022 Season

in hive-168339 •  9 months ago 

This week's featured birds are a Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker and White-breasted Nuthatch.

I typically watch and count birds on Saturday and Sunday. This is my report for 22-23 January 2022.



Saturday and Sunday started off with a beautiful sunrise.

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Bird Watching Notes

Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens, ORDER: Piciformes, FAMILY: Picidae)

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Range map for Downy Woodpeckers throughout North America.

Image Source

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

Red-Bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus, ORDER: Piciformes, FAMILY: Picidae)

The Red-bellied Woodpecker is a regular at the peanut feeder.

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Range map for Red-Bellied Woodpeckers throughout North America.

Image Source

You can learn more about the Red-Bellied Woodpecker at the "All About Birds" webpage.

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis, ORDER: Passeriformes, FAMILY: Sittidae)

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In the next two photos the White-breasted Nuthatch has part of a peanut in its beak.

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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.

Bird Counts

My bird counts for the two-day period.

Snapshot from Project FeederWatch Bird Count Summary

Summary of Counts This Season

Snapshot from Project FeederWatch Bird Count Summary

Signing Up for the 2021-2022 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 season you will need to record your observations during two consecutive days each week.


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

Use of Original Photos

The photographs in this post are free to be used by anyone as long as the photo credit is left on the photographs.


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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Hi @etcmike, those amazing sunsets are in the same place where you photograph the birds.

Nice👍 job thanku dear friends for sharing this content

Awesome weather pic's beautiful bird in post.☺️

Greetings @etcmike I fail to understand how you make approaches from above.

The back of my house is two stories above the ground. I am taking photos from a window on the second story of my house. Thus looking down at the bird feeders and the tree.

Steem on,

thank you very much for sharing the project and great photos, have a good day

Great post, nice photos, thanks

Heard so much about the wood pecker but didn't see in the life

pictures of birds are awesome, you took some super shots. just fabulous!!

All birds are so amazing. Simply beautiful! Camera work just mind blowing. Thankyou very much sir for sharing this project and beautiful photos. Have a nice day.

Upvote,resteem and follow done.
Thanks @etcmike for sharing with us those beautiful birds picture. Because of you we can see such nice birds. Project feederwatch is a great project.

Greetings @etcmike, how well you had the opportunity to take a photo of the protagonist of the project