Field Journal #2

Start Time: 3:30PM
Ended: 5:00PM
Temperature: 25°C
Weather: On and off light snowfall, slight wind, sunny
Habitat: Rural area, Temperate forest, lawn edge

When the observation began there was little to no snowfall and one dozen Black-capped Chickadees were flying to the three bird feeders filled with black sunflower seeds. Early on a Tufted Titmouse and a White-breasted Nuthatch were spotted one time each and were not seen again. Once taking seeds the Chickadees would return to their perch which was in either a maple tree at the outskirts of the yard or a hydrangea bush. Their calling could be heard from all throughout the yard as well as the flapping of their wings.

Despite being so small the Chickadees wings could be heard clearly. There was sufficient spacing between the primary wings, which I thought were elliptical, meaning that there was a good deal of drag. For the temperate, young growth forest that they were found in this style of wing seems extremely practical since they are able to maneuver easily through branches. Although they were not traveling a long distance their wings moved in a few short bursts followed by them gliding to the feeder. On the Chickadees underside there were a lot of light brown down feathers.

At 4:00 the snowfall became heavier and larger snowflakes were observed, in turn there were no birds seen for the last hour of the observation. At 4:10 an unidentified owl call came from the woods which I was unable to capture. I was unsure if this was the true reason there were no birds seen. Around 4:20 a faint American Crow call could be heard from within the woods.

Field Journal Sketch: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cznWU-ZiI-XeGrWSN1Tg8U90hVGjcnyy/view

Publicado por anniee10 anniee10, 21 de febrero de 2021

Observaciones

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Carbonero de Capucha Negra Poecile atricapillus

Observ.

anniee10

Fecha

Febrero 20, 2021

Descripción

Eating from black sunflower seed feeder.

Fotos / Sonidos

No hay fotos o sonidos

Qué

Carbonero Copetón Baeolophus bicolor

Observ.

anniee10

Fecha

Febrero 20, 2021

Fotos / Sonidos

No hay fotos o sonidos

Qué

Bajapalos Pecho Blanco Sitta carolinensis

Observ.

anniee10

Fecha

Febrero 20, 2021

Descripción

Upside-down on hanging feeder.

Fotos / Sonidos

No hay fotos o sonidos

Qué

Cuervo Norteamericano Corvus brachyrhynchos

Observ.

anniee10

Fecha

Febrero 20, 2021

Descripción

Heard but not seen.

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