The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) was held the past 4 days (Feb 18 – 21) and this was my first time.
It didn’t happen – at least not while we were watching and counting. There were some birds, but since it was windy both days, this may have kept the count down. The 2-day tally for an hour outdoors each time:
- 8 goldfinch
- 6 cardinals
- 6 cowbirds
- 4 chickadees
- 1 tufted titmouse
- 1 nuthatch
- 10 sparrows
- 10 snow geese (in flight)
- 6 turkey vultures (also in flight)
Many unwelcome visitors (starlings, grackles, blackbirds) hung out in the neighbor’s tree, and were excluded from the count.