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Old 02-14-2011, 07:18 PM   #1
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cardinal2 Great Backyard Bird Count, Feb 18-21, 2011

The Great Backyard Bird Count is starting this Friday.

To sign up for the GBBC:
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Have any of you participated in past years?
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Old 02-19-2011, 04:09 PM   #2
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I've participated every year since the first year. So far I have 20 species for today's count. Pretty good for a February day in lower NY.

It's fun and easy....everyone that has a feeder should do it.
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:16 PM   #3
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I managed 16 species yesterday, so by comparison you have a nice variety. The red-wing blackbirds have just arrived, but looks like the white-crowned sparrows have already departed. Our Carolina wren has gone into hiding for the occasion.
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I managed 16 species yesterday, so by comparison you have a nice variety. The red-wing blackbirds have just arrived, but looks like the white-crowned sparrows have already departed. Our Carolina wren has gone into hiding for the occasion.
I *love* red-winged blackbirds...it shouldn't be much longer 'til I start seeing them here! They are a true harbinger of spring in my eyes. I can't wait.
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:49 AM   #5
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My Carolina's have been absent the last two days of the count, Turkeys never showed up yesterday either! I had a large mixed flock of Blackbirds yesterday. It was an extremely windy day. Now we are expecting snow overnight, when that happens I get a *flock* of cardinals that can number up to 25! So far 5 have been gathered under my feeder this am.

One of the greatest daily joys for me, is to fill up my feeders and watch the action. Inexpensive way to get a mini vacation all Winter long.
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