Saturday, January 06, 2007

Project Feederwatch
Even though the season has begun, I signed up to participate in this project. Seemed like a natural thing to do, since I already watch from my kitchen window.

Can you make out the bird in this picture? It's a Brown Thrasher, Georgia's state bird. He's a little out of place because Brown Thrashers are ground feeders and he is obviously too large for this tube feeder platform. Usually they *thrash* about in the leaves and underbrush, looking for bugs, food, etc. Not too far from my window grows a very large Cherokee Rose bush, our State flower, where I suspect is a nest.

I'll let you know when I get my kit!

Update: My score on this test was 50%. Guess I better make some time for studying.

Addt'l Update: Washed out two feeders and filled them with fresh seeds: one thistle (niger) and one safflower.

I'm already seeing two types of woodpeckers, yellow and red finches, titmice, chickadees, cardinals, white-breasted nuthatches, rufous-sided toehees, brown thrashers, Carolina wrens, juncoes, and perhaps a pine siskin.


  1. I almost signed up for the bird project last year but we had too much going on. Maybe this year.

    There's something so satisfying about watching and meditating on birds, isn't there? :)

  2. Sigh.

    I just wrote a huge post for you on the Koran and Google ate my post.

    Some days I hate computers.

    Hope you have a nice day :-)