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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Counting and identifying birds

This past weekend I participated in the Great Backyard Bird Count...

I got prepared by uploading the Merlin e-bird app for my phone, an easy way to record and submit what I identified....

I would start my day with planned birdwatching sessions while drinking my coffee on the backyard patio..Later in the day I would go for drives to parks or walks on the beach..

Last year I used pencil and paper and submitted my results online at the end of the day, before bedtime..

This year I submitted and reported my findings in real time via the e-bird app on my smart phone...

A fun way to learn about the birds that live in or pass thru our area :-)

My Backyard

A foggy Friday February 12 , 0800- 0900..All of these birds came to visit me in my backyard.

A young Red Bellied Woodpecker


Mourning Dove

A fellow birdwatcher

Yellow Rump Warbler

Yellow Rump Warbler

Pictured below are my sightings for Saturday February 13, 2016..

 I went to a state park and then to a beach to walk and bird watch..

A quiet place to be alone with my thoughts-Battleground State Park

Sylvan Beach, in La Porte Texas



Red Breasted Merganser

Sunday February 14, 2016, My backyard

This is a U-tube video I made..A backyard mockingbird gave us a Happy Valentine's Morning Serenade.
My Simon was busy stalking squirrels, Oscar was by my side while I made this video..
The windy weather and Oscar's snorts can be heard throughout the audio, lol :-)
This concludes my observations for today, because I am feeling under the weather.. I have high hopes that I will be bird watching tomorrow morning, weather permitting..

Monday February 15th....

The weather was beautiful but I didn't venture out until late..The birds were camera shy, lol..This place is another favorite setting of mine, to hang out, birdwatch, walk, think, and take photos :-)

Bay Area Park, Clear Lake Texas

Such a fine weekend to be part of the Great Backyard Bird Count!


  1. Love that tree in the State Park. The amazing things apps can do now days. Looks like you had a great time.

  2. Oh my Lisa....these are ALL super. I so enjoyed your images you've shared.

    Thanks for linking up this week at I'd Rather B Birdin' and have a glorious day.

  3. Looks like you and your fellow bird watcher had a great day!

  4. Looks like a great selection of birds in your yard Lisa. Are those Laughing Gulls on the beach?

  5. Good variety of birds there!

  6. Lots of wonderful, cheerful, sun filled shares in this post~