WATCHING THE BIRDS
Here I am at the window, counting chickadees and nuthatches again. It must be winter! I count birds for the Cornell Project Feeder Watch program. It increases my knowledge of the birds that visit my feeders. I know now exactly how many of each species of bird comes through the winter. It's kind of fascinating to watch them. Counting them makes me so much more aware of whether I have a strange species, or if it's just my regular neighborhood flock.
It's a wonderful winter project for kids as well as everyone else. I have linked it above so you can go there if you are interested, and perhaps join in the fun. There is a nominal fee that helps defray costs for the University, but it is SO worth it!