Backyard Bird Count

Finally joined ebird in order to contribute to this project. Don't have to contribute pictures to that so actually submitted more birds there than here and of course had to include the numbers observed too. So the 40 Sandhill Cranes that flew over got counted but didn't have my camera at the time. There were two White-breasted Nuthatches and an American Goldfinch that escaped the camera too. Considered doing the count on other days of the week end where additional species were seen but ended up just observing and shooting pictures. It sure is hard to count moving targets.

פורסם על-ידי taogirl taogirl, פברואר 17, 2021 03:49 לפנה"צ

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פברואר 13, 2021

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דרור הבית (Passer domesticus)

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תור צווארון (Streptopelia decaocto)

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I have posted sightings on both ebird and iNaturalist. I sometimes feel guilty posting the same birds over and over on iNaturalist, but ebird can be more of a commitment than I want to make - to count all the birds, keep track of the time I'm watching, etc. In general, I use ebird when I'm going to dedicate the next few minutes/hours, etc to birding.

פורסם על-ידי apcorboy לפני 11 חודשים (סמן)

I have resisted ebird although most everyone in my Audubon group does it. INaturalist suits me better generally because I am interested in everything that crawls, flies, grows. However ebird was the only meaningful way to join the count. I have Merlin on my phone but use it now just for ID help. I was feeling guilty about posting repeatedly with so many of the same birds on iNaturalist but recently attended a zoom with Dr Floyd about using both iNat and ebird for Citizen Science and he heavily encouraged recording repeatedly what you are seeing even if it is the same species, that the information is useful. So I will continue as it makes life more interesting and hopefully it will provide some valuable information to someone. I have received requests to use pictures/observations for someone's paper in Europe of some insect from my back yard etc. Great fun!

פורסם על-ידי taogirl לפני 11 חודשים (סמן)

One plus for ebird is they don't seem to care whether the bird photos I post are of the same bird, whereas on iNaturalist, if I have some photos that are a few minutes apart, or have another creature in between, I am hesitant to combine them if I can't remember whether it's the exact same bird or not.

פורסם על-ידי apcorboy לפני 11 חודשים (סמן)

I have made mistakes before when I thought it was the same bird and was actually apparently different species.

פורסם על-ידי taogirl לפני 11 חודשים (סמן)

and on iNat if I have seen five different Mountain Bluebirds I generally just put up one but might put up two if I have individual pics of a male and female, for example.

פורסם על-ידי taogirl לפני 11 חודשים (סמן)

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