Monday, January 31, 2011

Tweet and See, January 2011

Tweet and See is finally here.  List all the birds you and your family saw for the month of January and link here.  I thought it might be nice to list a little more data so that others can get a feel for why the birds were in your area. 

Location: Near the Smoky Mountains, on the Tennessee side
Altitude:  about 800 ft above sea level
Our yard:  a field surrounded by Long Needle Pine Trees, but we live about 2 miles from a river

  • Sandhill Cranes
  • Carolina Wren
  • Song Sparrow
  • Crow
  • White Breasted Nuthatch
  • House Sparrow
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Robin
  • Eastern Towhee
  • Blue Jay
  • White Throated Sparrow
  • Canada Geese
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Ring Billed Gulls
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Black Vulture
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Barred Owl
  • Mallard
  • White Muscovy Duck
  • American Goldfinch
  • European Starling
  • House Finch
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Rock Dove
  • Red Tailed Hawk
  • Mourning Dove
  • Bald Eagle (captivity)
  • Peacock (captivity)
The biggest surprise was to find out what we have been calling the Black Capped Chickadee is really the Carolina Chickadee.  I spoke with an ornithologist and he told me Black Caps are located at 3000 ft above sea level, and a little further north from our home!  Who knew?

That brought our total to 29 species, far better than in December!

How about your birds? 



  1. Thanks for hosting the meme! We had fun keeping track of our birds and were happy to post our list at our new blog this morning. The boys think this is great, and I like that it doubles as a good school assignment. :)

    I knew about the chickadee but that's because an ornithologist mentored us the 1st year we did YBC. We learned a lot from him, and if you can ever arrange to go bird watching with an expert, it is a great experience. Tim usually offers to help match YBC participants with a mentor but not sure if he would be able to do that outside GA. Wouldn't hurt to ask. We also went to one of the training days that Tim led, and it was FUN and informative.

  2. Nothing too terribly exciting this month...all the usual suspects but it was good getting back into the habit of recording our feeder birds. We added a new feeding station to the frontyard last fall and it has not increased the kinds of birds but rather dramatically the numbers of birds we see.

    Thanks for hosting this event and we will be back at the end of this month to share again.

  3. Hi! GREAT idea! I linked up...but for some reason the link up says a different post on conifers? I tried it out and it went back to my Tweet and See so not sure what I did! LOL


  4. What a great idea! I just put out the bird feeder last week and they are coming! I've only seen about 6 species. Hope to note more soon!

  5. I have posted my report for January. Birdwatching runs in our family. Right now we are studying birds in science, and a Backyard Bird Log is one of our projects. Tweet and See goes right along with what we are already doing.

    This is a good idea. Thanks for sharing it with the rest of us!


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