Wildlife Gardeners - North American Wildlife Gardening  

Go Back   Wildlife Gardeners - North American Wildlife Gardening > Wildlife Gardeners of North America Unite > Birds Including Raptors & Hummers

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-06-2014, 12:55 PM   #1
Heron
 
recurve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: powell,Ohio
Default Don't Forget the GBBC Feb 14-17 2014

It's coming up don't forget!

GBBC | Great Backyard Bird Count
__________________
The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now. ~Proverb
recurve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 06:01 PM   #2
WG Hospitality & UAOKA recipient
 
dapjwy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Default

Thanks for the reminder, recurve. I've been thinking about it since New Years (for some reason, I thought that was when it was (I guess I remember it being a long weekend). I'd been meaning to post a reminder too...but haven't gotten around to it.
I'm glad you did.

Now, we just have to keep the thread active so I remember come next weekend.
__________________
"If suburbia were landscaped with meadows, prairies, thickets or forests, or combinations of these, then the water would sparkle, fish would be good to eat again, birds would sing and human spirits would soar." ~ Lorrie Otto
~ A Native Backyard Blog ~
dapjwy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2014, 02:25 PM   #3
WG Hospitality & UAOKA recipient
 
dapjwy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Default It Starts Tomorrow, Folks!



Bumping this up as friendly reminder.
__________________
"If suburbia were landscaped with meadows, prairies, thickets or forests, or combinations of these, then the water would sparkle, fish would be good to eat again, birds would sing and human spirits would soar." ~ Lorrie Otto
~ A Native Backyard Blog ~
dapjwy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 08:32 AM   #4
Heron
 
recurve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: powell,Ohio
Default

Just finished my first count of the weekend!
__________________
The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now. ~Proverb
recurve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 08:36 AM   #5
WG Hospitality & UAOKA recipient
 
dapjwy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by recurve View Post
Just finished my first count of the weekend!
I'm just about to start mine.
__________________
"If suburbia were landscaped with meadows, prairies, thickets or forests, or combinations of these, then the water would sparkle, fish would be good to eat again, birds would sing and human spirits would soar." ~ Lorrie Otto
~ A Native Backyard Blog ~
dapjwy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 12:12 PM   #6
Heron
 
sprucetree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Michigan/detroit
Default

It's been a tough winter for the birds but I can see that providing suet, black oil sunflower seeds and some crabapple trees are very important.

I took a long walk with the idea of looking for and listening for birds and saw a male and female cardinal and a robin in said crab tree.

Not bad considering it was along a busy street: Boy the Urban Birds have it tough.
__________________
Prairie Plants
First year they sleep
Second year they creep
Third year they leap; So plant some today
sprucetree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 09:21 PM   #7
WG Hospitality & UAOKA recipient
 
dapjwy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sprucetree View Post
It's been a tough winter for the birds but I can see that providing suet, black oil sunflower seeds and some crabapple trees are very important.

I took a long walk with the idea of looking for and listening for birds and saw a male and female cardinal and a robin in said crab tree.

Not bad considering it was along a busy street: Boy the Urban Birds have it tough.
You make me want to plant more and more berry producers--something I've been wanting to do anyway, but it seems even more important after reading your post. I have already planted some, but most are not mature enough to bloom and set fruit. I have one crabapple on the property line--Malus coronata, I think. I want more.

I'm growing Nyssa sylvatica, but they've yet to bloom...and, I think they produce in the fall. I need to add a lot of things that hold their fruit into the winter.
__________________
"If suburbia were landscaped with meadows, prairies, thickets or forests, or combinations of these, then the water would sparkle, fish would be good to eat again, birds would sing and human spirits would soar." ~ Lorrie Otto
~ A Native Backyard Blog ~
dapjwy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 10:31 PM   #8
Heron
 
sprucetree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Michigan/detroit
Default

I'm working on my list now since I planted some dogwood bushes, spicebushes, and hazelnuts last year.

Also last year I planted some Tulip Trees and Hawthornes

I have some space for some Indian Currant, Arrow wood Viburnum, Service Berry and Virginia Creeper.

The biggest job will be the trellis for the Virginia Creeper and since I'll order all my Natives from Cold stream planting them in one day

I've seen people with Eyes bigger than their shovels and they struggle to get everything planted or just give up and let the leaves drop.

I planted an Arrow wood Viburnum too close to the stop sign and will have to transplant that Again

Better to go carefully on the placement of the Shrubs and trees because it seems transplanting them sets them back enough that they don't flower or fruit.

Going by some of the birds you've posted Dapjwy your doing a good job on attracting them
__________________
Prairie Plants
First year they sleep
Second year they creep
Third year they leap; So plant some today
sprucetree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 02:03 PM   #9
Heron
 
recurve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: powell,Ohio
Default

This pretty fellow stopped by today to get counted!
Don't Forget the GBBC Feb 14-17 2014-p1040650.jpg

Don't Forget the GBBC Feb 14-17 2014-p1040652.jpg
Red shouldered hawk
__________________
The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now. ~Proverb
recurve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 02:15 PM   #10
WG Hospitality & UAOKA recipient
 
dapjwy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by recurve View Post
This pretty fellow stopped by today to get counted!
Attachment 40175

Attachment 40176
Red shouldered hawk
Cool. You got a hawk too. It is nice to have more variety...I was glad to add mine to the list. I hope to attract more and more species with my native plantings (especially things that hold fruit into the winter/spring)...and add more to my list each year.
__________________
"If suburbia were landscaped with meadows, prairies, thickets or forests, or combinations of these, then the water would sparkle, fish would be good to eat again, birds would sing and human spirits would soar." ~ Lorrie Otto
~ A Native Backyard Blog ~
dapjwy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
1417, 2014, feb, forget, gbbc

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2