Saturday, February 13, 2010

Backyard Bird Count in Louisville

Today the Louisville Audubon Society joined the Great Backyard Bird Count viewing our birds at the Louisville Nature Center bird blind. The feeders are at the edge of a wooded area, and we had a variety of birds come to visit. Highlights from noon count included one Pileated Woodpecker, 18 Cardinals and 18 species overall as seen by a dozen observers...and NO Starlings or House Sparrows in the lot! One poor female Cardinal came in with a bald head. She may have feather mites - I've heard they can cause baldness. It was incredible to see all those Cardinals shining like flames in the trees at one time!

Instead of posting a lot of individual photos, I made these shots into a movie. It looks better in Flash format, but apparently Blogger doesn't allow us to upload Flash files yet. Hope you enjoy these. Just click the PLAY arrow to view the movie. To see the photos individually, go to my Picasa Web Album.

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4 comments:

NCmountainwoman said...

Beautiful slide show. Hope the rib mends soon...that's a painful injury.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

You take care of yourself, stay well and warm more snow coming. Your female Cardinal is a beauty~ Happy Valentine's Day~

Carol said...

Kathy; thank you for capturing the birding excitement of Louisville Audubon's GBBC. Your photos and commentary add the finishing touch to a successful event for all to enjoy.

Kathiesbirds said...

I did not know you participated in the GBBC. How awesome! Good for you. I was quite surprised to see that Columbia, Kentucky was in the top 10 list of bird lists submitted! Much of the rest of Kentucky is under birded with a few counties without one single list submitted!