Friday, April 22, 2011

Tweet & See- March (late)

Tweet & See List for March

Heather at Kingdom Arrows had a great idea she calls, "Tweet & See."  We keep a running list of all of the birds we see throughout the month and then submit the list to her blog at the end of each month.  It's simple, fun idea and a great way to share our hobby of bird watching.  I created a simple, free notebook page to keep track of the birds we see each month.  It's easy to pin it to the refrigerator or I make copies for each of us and keep them in the front of our daily notebooks.   This month's photos are blurry to say the least.  I apologize, I was shooting through the glass doors.

Here is our March list (better late than never this month!)

Apologies for the blurry photo,
it was shot through the sliding glass door.
1. Northern Cardinals (male & female)
3. American Robin (our trusted, constant compaions)
7. Northern Mockingbird (we think!)
8. Slate Colored Junco? (on the ground in the photo below
9. White-breasted Nuthatch? (the bird on the feeder below)

This bird (to the left) is not on our list because we were unsure as to its identity.  Comments are welcome if you could provide its name!  I'm tempted to identify the bird on the ground as a "slate-colored" junco. 

We just moved to our new home in November so we're curious to see how our birding goes this year.  We've finally put out our feeders and our bird bath.  We've been pleased so far.  Although it's a short list, for the amount of time the feeders were out in March, it's a good list and we've developed some "frequent flyers" that are visiting regularly already! 

We're so blessed that in the new house, we have sliding glass doors beside the kitchen/school table with a clear view to our "birding area."  :) It's so refreshing to have our feathered visitors in view all day! 

If you need assistance identifying birds during your birding time, we love the All About Birds website from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Thanks, Heather, for putting this idea together.  I know we are going to love it!!



1 comment:

Pebblekeeper ~ Angie said...

Great entry! I woke up this morning set to type out the list from April. It has been crazy with traffic this month - as Migration really sets in deep! This morning - no birds on the lake - which usually means the start of another storm, glad we mowed the grass yesterday!