Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tweet and See - January's Backyard Birds

I'm joining up with Heather at Kingdom Arrows to share our Running List of Backyard Birds with other bloggers each month. Our lists will ONLY be birds that we see in our own yard as we're experimenting with different suets and seeds to see what non-migrating birds we attract this winter.
Black-capped Chickadee
 Location: western Maine
Altitude: Uncertain
Our Yard: located at the bottom of a 1000 ft mountain with many small brooks, including one that runs our property line, and a pond, MANY evergreens, some broadleafs, and a marsh in our backyard

And here's our list for January:
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Blue Jay
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Mourning Dove

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Join in! Click on the Tweet and See button for more information and see who else is creating their own lists throughout the United States. And don't forgot The Great Backyard Bird Count coming on February 18-21!


  1. We don't have cardinals.....I won't be envious. :)

    You have a great list and it should be interesting to see how your list changes as the months go by.

  2. I have been trying to find a red-breasted nuthatch all month, I just found out about them. I only knew about the white-breasted. Thanks for participating! I bet there will be more in February, with early birds starting to migrate.

  3. What a GREAT idea! Sadly, we don't see much songbird variety here in the Chicago suburbs. LOTS of cardinals though! Beautiful picture of the chickadee! Enjoyed hopping over!! Blessings!

    Linda from The Joyful Journey

  4. I'm visiting via Kingdom Arrows. I like the idea of experimenting with the types of feed. We have considered doing that for a science fair project.

    I enjoyed reading your list. Thanks for sharing!

  5. We have a ton of cardinals and other birds...I think the hubby needs to fill up the feeders though...have not seen any in a while...


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