Citizen Science: Project FeederWatch -- Count #17 Report 2020-2021 Season w/Original Photos

in Birding / Wildlife4 months ago

Citizen science is a great way to involve children and adults in discovery and contribute to scientific research and conservation. Project FeederWatch through Cornell University is a great way to get involved in citizen science. You can learn more at the Project FeederWatch website.

I typically watch birds on Saturday and Sunday. This is my report for 20-21 March 2021.

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The 34th season of Project FeederWatch kicked off 14 November 2020.

The 2020-2021 season extended through 30 April 2021.

Weather

Saturday, 20 March 2021

Sunny.

High: 65 (F) / 18 (C)
Low: 45 (F) / 7 (C)

Winds from the South
Average Wind Speed: 17.0 mph / 27.4 kph
Highest Gust: 41 mph / 66 kph

Sunday, 21 March 2021

Partly Cloudy.

High: 68 (F) / 20 (C)
Low: 44 (F) / 7 (C)

Winds from the South
Average Wind Speed: 20.0 mph / 32.2 kph
Highest Gust: 45 mph / 72 kph

Bird Watching Notes

Downy Woodpecker

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Original Photos

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Original Photos

Range map for Downy Woodpeckers throughout North America.


Image Source

You can learn more about the Downy Woodpecker at the "All About Birds" webpage.

Common Grackle

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Original Photo

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Original Photo

Range map for Common Grackles throughout North America.


Image Source

You can learn more about the Common Grackle at the "All About Birds" webpage.

Bird Counts

My bird counts for the two-day period 20-21 March 2021.

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Snapshot from Project FeederWatch Bird Count Summary

Interactions

No interactions observed.

Summary of Counts This Season

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Snapshot from Project FeederWatch Bird Count Summary

Signing Up for the 2020-2021 Season

Project FeederWatch is a great way to introduce children and adults to science and conservation through bird watching.

If you are interested in joining Project FeederWatch this season, you can learn more and sign-up at the Project FeederWatch website. During the 21 week season you will need to record your observations during two consecutive days each week.

Previous Project FeederWatch Post

Citizen Science: Project FeederWatch -- Count #16 Report 2020-2021 Season w/Original Photos

Sources

All About Birds

Project FeederWatch -- Collecting Bird Counts for North American Continent

eBird -- Collecting Bird Counts from around the World

Crossley ID Guide -- For identifying the birds of North America

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration -- For weather data

The Weather Channel -- For weather data

Use of Original Photos

I used the SteemIt icon in my photo credit to indicate these photographs were originally posted on SteemIt.
The photographs in this post are free to be used by anyone as long as the photo credit is left on the photographs.

Photo/Video Editing

Video editing performed with Adobe Primiere Elements 2020. Affiliate link to Amazon.com provided for your convenience.

Equipment

ItemName
CameraCanon EOS 7D
LensCanon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
FiltersTiffen 58mm UV Protection Filter, Tiffen 58MM Circular Polarizer Glass Filter
TripodManfrotto MT190XPRO3 3 Section Aluminum Tripod Legs with Q90 Column (Black)

Thank You!

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Thank you for sharing Bird photography with project

Interesting as always. You have new birds.
Thank you for sharing Bird photography with project

Interesting as always. You have new birds.

Yes, the summer time birds are starting to show up.

Have a great week!
Steem on,
Mike

Happy new year sir thanks for sharing nice project

Oh the birds are amazing, that data is lot to digest you really took interest into the project super cool. Such a nice way to show skills and interest.

Thank you very much sir for sharing this project.Birds are looking very nice.Thanks ones again.

Oh hoo Super bird thanks. Black bird picture I like this bird.good weather report.all the best photographer

thank you very much for sharing, have a great day and good mood

thank you for sharing an interesting post

thank you for the project and beautiful photos, have a nice day

Upvote,follow and resteem done.
The downy woodpecker isthe smallest woodpecker in north america. Binominal name-Dryobates pubescens. Very beautiful looking bird. Common grackle- scientific name- quiscalus quiscula. This is comparatively big bird than downy woodpecker. Your canon eos 7d is a nice machine with the lens you used. I also think that people’s need to involve in different science project.

Wow Downy Woodpeckers is common to me, I have seen this bird in Bangladesh. There is a loudly sound when they cut the wood. Very nice to see this bird!

No idea about Common Grackle, looks like I have seen this.
Really it’s a very useful information about bird that you provided all time, people can understand easily their habitat. Wonderful photographs! Enjoyed your post.

Yes, woodpeckers can be very loud in terms of their calls and depending on what type of wood they are working on.

Have a great day!!
Steem on!
Mike

Yes, absolutely right it depends on what types of woods, I think they can cut any types of wood , is it right?
Have a great day too!

Saludos @etcmike, buen inicio de temporada se nota el buen clima.

Hi @etcmike, Very beautiful birds in this post, you definitely enjoy birds in the wild more than having them in captivity.

Thank you sir.Have a nice day.

Hi @etcmike, nice pictures, I liked this one the most.
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I wish you a nice day.

Never seen a bird like this in our part of the world. Totally red with a little bit of black print on it,simply beautiful! Appreciate your post.

Thank you sir

i've never seen this bird before. very beautiful. thanks for sharing.

Beautiful Bird thank you for the project and beautiful photos, have a nice day.Thank you for sharing Bird photography with project

Interesting as always. You have new birds.
Thank you for sharing Bird photography with project

Undoubtedly this is a magnificent work.

Upvote,follow and resteem done.
The downy woodpecker isthe smallest woodpecker in north america. Binominal name-Dryobates pubescens. Very beautiful looking bird. Common grackle- scientific name- quiscalus quiscula. This is comparatively big bird than downy woodpecker. Your canon eos 7d is a nice machine with the lens you used. I also think that people’s need to involve in different science project.
Thank you for sharing Bird photography with project

Your photography skill is really amazing 👌🏻❤️ @etcmike
Thank you for sharing Bird photography with project

Beautiful Bird thank you for the project and beautiful photos, have a nice day.
😍🥰😍 Thank you for sharing Bird photography with project.

Interesting as always. You have new birds.
Thank you for sharing Bird photography with project

You deserve praise for this work.

Interesting as always. You have new birds.

You are great sir, thank you so much 💕 @etcmike