It's February 19th and The Great Backyard Bird Count is currently taking place. This year it is phenomenally warm weekend here in Michigan. This warm weekend has made an awesome and very enjoyable time to take part in the 2oth annual Great Backyard Bird Count! If you are interested in participating, here is a link with information and how to get started. Just click here, you'll go to birdcount.org and learn all about it.
Pictured above is the Robin, Michigan's state bird. Known to fly south in the winter, however, if food is abundant they will remain in your back yard for the entire year. We have a very diversified backyard of native berry producing shrubs and trees, as well as planted crabapple, grape, apple, pear and others. We are graced with the Robin all year!
In addition to the Robins, we are blessed with an abundance of birds. Of course some come and go as the seasons do, such as the Hummingbirds, Red Winged Blackbirds and others. But, during the bird count we see the gentle morning doves, the beautiful Northern Cardinals, the chubby Partridge and noisy Woodpecker (noisy, because it likes pecking on our steel buildings), of course the sweet little Chickadees and so many others.
If you enjoy birds, like we do, you are sure to have fun participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count!
From our back yard: These birds are migrating, they stop by every year for a visit. They fill the trees with their "tweet, tweets" and the "swoosh" sound as they lift in flight is amazing!
Here is another link you are sure to enjoy...Cornel.edu
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