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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

An Exciting Sighting!

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 Total Species Observed:   5,869         
 Total Individual Birds Counted:   27,160,822
                 Statistics last updated on March 1, 2017

The weather wasn't very cooperative for The Great Backyard Bird Count this year for our area. Disappointing to say the least.

A few of the regulars stopped by in between the 
wind and rain storms.

House Finches

They used to nest in the front Rose covered arbor, 
but stray cats found it easy to climb and raid the nests :(

Now they have live in my backyard Gazebo
 which is to difficult for cats to climb, 
plus the dogs keep them out of the backyard :)

They have several nests in my Rose and 
Honeysuckle Gazebo. It's densely covered 
so the Finches are much happier now.

I only prune the side and 
let the top run wild for the birds :)

 Of course, the Scrub Jays had to stop in 

and play in the pond waterfall ~ raining or not

One of the pair of Eurasian Collared Doves 
came out for a short time.
It was so windy it just sat on the fence.
This is the 3rd year they have nested in my Podocarpus.
It's very, very dense towards the top,
they feel secure in there.

All the birds in my yard disappeared!
Everything got quiet.
THEN I had a very big surprise!

All of a sudden a Coopers Hawk landed on my garden bench!!!

It was a beaut! 
After the bench, it hopped over to the bird bath, 
poked around then took off. 
That was my excitement for the weekend!


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