2017 Bird Count

I’m determined to increase the number of birds I photograph in 2017. In 2016 I only photographed 41 different birds. It was a busy year and I didn’t have much time to go bird watching. 2017 will be different. I will have much more time in the second half of this year to photograph birds.

On this first day of 2017 I went bird watching and was able to capture five birds. They were:

#5 Downy Woodpecker

#4 Cardinal

#3 American Crow

#2 White Throated Sparrow

#1 Tufted Titmouse

Birds I’ve Seen Lately

I finally found the time to update the birds I’ve seen and photographed. Here are the ones I’ve added to the list lately.

#29 Eastern Bluebird
EasternBluebird

#28 American Coot
AmericanCoot

#27 Hooded Merganser
HoodedMerganser

#26 Red Winged Blackbird
RedWingedBlackbird

#25 Northern Shoveler
NorthernShovler

#24 Canada Goose
CanadaGoose

#23 Grackle
Grackle

#22 Barn Swallow
BarnSwallow

#21 Red Headed Woodpecker
RedHeadedWoodpecker

#20 White-Throated Sparrow
White-ThroatedSparrow

#19 Mourning Dove
MourningDove

#18 Brown Creeper
BrownCreeper

#17 Tufted Titmouse
TuftedTitmouse

#16 Northern Mockingbird
NorthernMockingbird

#15 Rock Pigeon
RockPigeon

#14 Tree Swallow
TreeSwallow

#13 Rusty Blackbird
RustyBlackbird

New Bird Count for the New Year

January 1st is the beginning of a new year and the beginning of a new bird count. I keep track of the birds I’ve seen and photographed in the year. Today I began my count by photographing 8 birds. Last year I ended with only 45 birds but I hope to do much better this year. The birds I saw today are:

#8 Robin
Robin

#7 Nuthatch
Nuthatch

#6 Chickadee
Chickadee

#5 Carolina Wren
CarolinaWren

#4 Starling
Starling

#3 Cardinal
Cardinal

#2 Hairy Woodpecker
HairyWoodpecker

#1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
RedBelliedWoodpecker

New Birds

I went bird watching early this morning and photographed 6 new birds!

#45 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
blue-graygnatcatcher

#44 Eastern Kingbird
easternkingbird

#43 Gray Catbird
graycatbird

#42 Green Heron
greenheron

#41 Cedar Waxwing
cedarwaxwing

#40 Common Yellowthroat
commonyellowthroat

Recent New Birds Photographed

I’ve been photographing birds lately. This is a great time of year to get bird photos. Here are the ones I’ve added to my list:

#39 Eastern Towhee
EasternTowhee

#38 Orchard Oriole
OrchardOriole

#37 Spotted Sandpiper
SpottedSandpiper

#36 American Goldfinch
AmericanGoldfinch

#35 American Crow
AmericanCrow

#34 Blue Heron
BlueHeron

#33 Seagull
Seagull

Bird Watching

I’m on Spring break! As you know, I love going bird watching. Today I took advantage of being off to go bird watching at one of my favorite parks. I added to my total birds photographed in 2015 to 25. They were:

#25 Carolina Wren
CarolinaWren

#24 Canada Goose
CanadaGoose

#23 American Coot
AmericanCoot

#22 Red-winged Blackbird
RedWingedBlackbird

#21 Northern Shoveler
NorthernShoveler

#20 Osprey
Osprey

#19 Ring-necked Duck
ringneckedduck

#18 Mallard
Mallard

#17 Eastern Phoebe
EasternPhoebe