Feb 17 2008
07:52 pm

Red-bellied woodpecker, Sunday Feb. 17, 2008

The Great Backyard Bird Count was this weekend.

It was a good year at our house.

Species observed after the jump...

Herring gull
Canada goose
Great blue heron
Turkey vulture
Cedar waxwing
Tufted titmouse
Carolina chickadee
Carolina wren
White-breasted nuthatch
Red-tailed hawk
Northern flicker
Downy woodpecker
American crow
European starling
Pileated woodpecker
Red-bellied woodpecker
White-throated sparrow

Share yours...

fletch's picture

Didn't know the count was

Didn't know the count was today, but I took this one this afternoon...

bizgrrl's picture

Great pic, fletch.Guess I

Great pic, fletch.
Great pic, Andy.

Guess I didn't know the count was yesterday either. You're supposed to remind us before the count, not after :)

R. Neal's picture

Sorry, I knew but with

Sorry, I knew but with everything going on I wasn't up to it this year.

Those are great pics.

Fletch: did you have a herring hanging off the front of your lens?

fletch's picture

You are on to me, except it

You are on to me, except it was stale crackers.

Lisa Starbuck's picture


Sure looks like a red-headed woodpecker instead of a red-bellied woodpecker to this amateur!

WhitesCreek's picture

Looks like a female Red Bellied..

Starlings have greatly reduced the population of Red Headed woodpeckers. I would really like to see a starling reduction program of some sort.

Andy Axel's picture

Red-headed. I still haven't


I still haven't photographed (or seen) a red-cockaded.


With the possible exception of things like box scores, race results, and stock market tabulations, there is no such thing as Objective Journalism. The phrase itself is a pompous contradiction in terms.

WhitesCreek's picture

Mine's Here:

Mello's picture

I skipped this year's count

Our feeders have been taken over by the most hostile mockingbird I have ever encountered. On the flip side this mockingbird has led to some interesting conversations about he how may have evolved. Did he learn all those different bird songs so he can pretend he has friends or it this just a multiple personality disorder?

redmondkr's picture

Mockingbirds are a

Mockingbirds are a recognized danger to our country.


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