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Project FeederWatch, Week 10 January 13, 2013

I had a productive Week 10 of Project FeederWatch. I tied my third highest count (18) for species, and set a new high (115) for individuals. Highlights from Week 10 include a Pileated Woodpecker that came to my suet feeder, a group of over 60 Common Redpolls, and 1 Hoary Redpoll mixed in with the big flock of redpolls. 

End of Winter Break January 6, 2013

Sunday, January 6 was my last day of winter break. I kept a list during my two weeks off and ended with 44 species. I got one life bird during winter break: the Ross's Goose in Cleveland, I saw on December 23. Other highlights included American Wigeon, Purple Finch, and Common Redpoll. 

Final 2012 Numbers January 1, 2013

During the year of 2012, I recorded a total of 326 species during the entire year! That is the highest number I have recorded in a year and it was definitely awesome finding every new bird for the list. Also during 2012, I viewed 71 life birds, a great total, pushing my life list to 368 species! I have many trips awaiting me in 2013, including a possible trip to Alaska in the summer! I can't wait to see how many species I record during 2013.

End of Fall List December 23, 2012

Thursday, December 20th, was the last day of Fall. During Fall (September 22-December 20), I kept a list of all the birds I saw during that period. I ended with 133 species all together. I saw many great birds during this time and had 2 life birds. On December 21, I started my Winter bird list, which, ends March 20. 

Week 5 of Project FeederWatch Pictures December 9, 2012

Here are some pictures I took during week 5 of Project FeederWatch. Even though I ended with only 16 species and 63 individuals, a Fox Sparrow was a nice surprise and was my 82nd yard bird. Good Birding. 

Mourning Dove

Downy Woodpecker

Blue Jay

Black-capped Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

White-breasted Nuthatch

Eastern Bluebirds

Fox Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)

Northern Cardinal

American Goldfinch

Project FeederWatch        November 11, 2012

This weekend marked the first two days of Project FeederWatch. Project FeederWatch is a winter-long survey counting birds that visit feeders and backyards, nature centers, community areas, and other locales in North America. This is my fourth year participating in it and I always have fun seeing how many bird species I can record in two days. My first year was at my old house in Madison and that was in 2009-10. My highest number of species that year was 22 on April 3-4. The last two years I have done Project FeederWatch have been at my new house in Kirtland Ohio. The first year in my new house (2010-11), my highest two-day count was was again 22 species on April 2-3. The most recent season: Kirtland (2011-12), I recorded a high of 27 species on March 17-18. 
After the first weekend for my fourth Project FeederWatch season, I recorded 18 species and 85 individuals here in Kirtland. That marks my highest number of species I have recorded in the first weekend of Project FeederWatch in three seasons. I will keep this updated on my progress of Project FeederWatch in the upcoming weeks. 


This weekend marked my highest count of species and individuals so far this season with 21 species and 96 individuals. Last weekend (11/17-18) was pretty slow with only 16 species and 49 individuals. I will keep my Project FeederWatch results posted. 

October 17, 2012

Just recently, I spent over a week uploading a picture (if I have one) of all the species I have seen in my life. This includes over 150 pictures of different species of birds I have photographed. Go check it out the the Pictures page and I hope you like them. Some pics aren't the best, but they show the species. Thanks! 

September 5, 2012

Hello everyone,

I just added some new pictures I took at my house recently and one picture from Conneaut on the "Pictures" page. Check them out! 

-Hello everybody, August 22, 2012

I started school back up today 8/22, 9th grade, which means my summer break 2012 bird list has come to a close. I finished my summer break with 239 birds in 83 days of summer break! Although this is the first time keeping a summer break list, I'm sure it is the highest number of birds I have seen on any summer break. I traveled through 19 states to see these birds. Also, out of the total of 239 birds this summer, 56 of those birds were life birds! I would say that is quite a summer break! Even though I will be going to school all weekdays, I will continue to bird on the weekends, other school breaks, and after school days as much as I can. I will also be starting a 2012/2013 9th grade school year bird list. This list will consist of all birds seen from the first day of school (today) till the last day of school in 2013. Thanks for reading and I will keep you posted on my 9th grade school year list. 

12/13/10: Did anybody hear about this? East 72nd street in Cleveland and Eastlake Power Plant in Eastlake are to be closed. Here is a link to the article:

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