Thursday, November 07, 2013

Feeder Watch

Since I feed and watch the birds I have decided to join in this year and record my findings. If it helps I am all for it. I received my kit from Project Feeder Watch from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology. They have a cam in Canada where you can watch the birds they get. The watch goes from Nov 9 to April 4. I have chose Tuesday and Wednesday as my two days to count and report my data. I made myself a cover for a spiral notebook to record my data in. I only had butterfly fabric in my stash, and no bird fabric so it will have to do. I feed the birds all year long but I change up my feed a bit in the winter, I put suet out and a peanut butter/cracker/cereal mix in 2 feeders. In the Spring and summer I have my hummer feeders out, a butterfly feeder and an oriole feeder. Besides watching the Decorah Eagles I will be watching what visits my yard as well. I know the Turkey Vultures fly over head a lot but have never seen them come down to eat the small roadkill that is close to my house. Stay tuned and see what visits my yard and maybe we will have some new birds this year. Last year I had a ton of Pine Siskins, such cute little birds.