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Feederwatch has ended for this season. Special thanks to Paula, Ned and many others who kept us up to date on our winter residents and visitors. Now we’ll move to our Greenwalk Walks as we welcome our returning summer residents and enjoy glimpses of birds migrating through our area.

Paula Gorgoglione says:

04/02/2014 at 9:51 am Edit
Feederwatch Week 21: We’re at the official end of Cornell’s Project Feederwatch for this 2013-2014 season and 21 species visited my feeders on Mar.31-Apr.1. There were Mourning Doves, Red-bellied and Downy Wdps., Blue Jays, C.Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, White-breasted Nuthatches, C.Wrens, Am.Robins, Brown Thrashers, Eur.Starlings, E.Towhees, Chipping Sparrow, Field Sparrows, Fox Sparrow (I can’t believe that he is still here), White-throated Sparrows, Song Sparrows, N.Cardinals, C.Grackles, House Finches, and Am.Goldfinches. This has been a great season–the winter was long and at times rather cold but the birds responded by eating well at all our feeders. In TOTAL I had 32 species that visited my feeder area this Project Feederwatch season from Nov. to April 1. Now we will turn to counting species along our beautiful GREENWAY–hope to see you all there!!!!!!

Paula Gorgoglione says:
03/28/2014 at 5:02 pm Edit
Feederwatch Week 20–I can’t believe that next week is the last week for Project Feederwatch 2013-2014. On Mon.& Tues. this week we had temps back down to the 20′s and a bit of rain and SNOW! And the birds came to eat–23 species in all which were the following: Mourning Doves, Red-bellied and Downy Wdps., N.Flicker, Blue Jays, Am.Crows, C.Chickadee, Tufted Titmice, White-breasted Nuthatch, Am.Robins, Brown Thrashers, Eur.Starlings, E.Towhees, Field Sparrows, Fox Sparrow (This is the longest I have ever had the Fox Sparrow around), White-throated Sparrows, Song Sparrows, N.Cardinals, at least 50 C.Grackles, a Brown-headed Cowbird, Red-winged Blackbirds, House Finches, and Am.Goldfinches.

Cheryl Binnall says:

03/09/2014 at 9:08 pm Edit
I’m seeing the same birds. No new species . The one specie I have that you do not list is the brown headed nuthatch, cute little bird, only one at the feeder. there is one observation I like to make that does not have to do with bird watching, that’s bird wing sounds. While I sit quietly by the feeders to get a closer look as they feed I noticed that some birds are sneakers (you can’t tell they were even there without looking). There is one bird that stands out amongst them all, the Tufted Titmouse. They have a distinct sound when they flutter. So the next time you are at your feeder admiring your little feather friends close your eyes and listen to their foot prints or should I say wing prints? Oh I did have one new visitor this evening that scared the bagesus out of me: a wild turkey, 40″ up in the tree as I was going to a walk this early evening.
Pine Warbler by Karen Lawrence
Karen Lawrence says:
03/05/2014 at 6:38 pm Edit
I am seeing two Fox Sparrows feeding on the ground, the first sighting in my yard. A group of Purple Finches have been visiting. Also, a Pine Warbler has been visiting and I even got a photograph. He loves my peanut suet nuggets.

Chris Bogardus says:

I saw a Ring-Necked Pheasant in my backyard, Cullowhee. There are pictures on my Facebook Page.

fbcb11 says:
03/02/2014 at 10:58 am Edit
Cheryl, thanks so much for sharing your sightings. Sounds like you have a wonderful spot for birding. Please keep us updated on what you’re seeing. With the numbers coming from Paula and Ned, it seems movement (and maybe early spring?) is in the air.
Thanks to all who share their Franklin sightings.

Cheryl Binnall says:
02/27/2014 at 9:57 pm Edit
My husband and I recently moved in our house. We overlook Lake Emory, like a tree house, so we live amongst the birds. We have enjoyed the playings at the feeder with the : Blue Jays, Carolina Chickadees, White-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmice, Northern Cardinals, Red-bellied Woodpecker,Pileated Woodpecker, American Goldfinch, Robins, Morning Doves, my favorite the Carolina Wren , Eastern Towhees, The beautiful Blue Birds who stay by themselves. We have also enjoyed the company of the Canadian Geese, a Beautiful White Swan, and a Magnificent EAGLE. Oh, just this week we witnessed a huge flock of red head ducks but I haven’t checked to see what they are but they were beautiful !! We also are visited by 3 deer on our property. I can’t wait for warmer weather, to be able to sit out on our porch with the binoculars, zoom lens, and watch for some strange and exotic flying friend to come by.

 

Paula Gorgoglione says:
03/19/2014 at 10:57 am Edit
Feederwatch Week 19: My 2 counting days began rather wet and the attendance was down–after 8 weeks of 20 to 25 species I had 19 this week. I had no newcomers but I have noticed that some may be moving on. The Hermit Thrush has not been seen now for about 3 weeks and the Juncos have not been here for several days. However, these were my 19 that came: Mourning Doves, Red-bellied and Downy Wdps., Blue Jays, C.Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, C.Wren, Am.Robins, Brown Thrashers, Eur.Starlings, E.Towhees, Field Sparrows, Fox Sparrow, White-throated Sparrows, Song Sparrows, N.Cardinals, Common Grackles (these are really taking over the feeders), House Finches, and Am.Goldfinches.

Ned Kraft says:
03/15/2014 at 7:21 pm Edit
Feederwatch Week 18: This week a large number of Common Grackles swarmed the feeders. The birds lined up on the deck railing waiting their turn on the feeders and there were many of them on the ground also. I counted about 100, but there were many more in the trees nearby. They kept flying around the neighborhood and periodically stopping at my feeders, before finally leaving the area. The other 16 species that stopped by for a meal include House Finch, Blue Jays, Carolina Chickadees, White-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmice, Northern Cardinals, Red-bellied Woodpecker, American Goldfinch, Robins, Re-winged Blackbirds, Morning Doves, Dark-eyed Junco’s, Carolina Wrens, Song Sparrows, Downy Woodpecker, and European Starlings.

Paula Gorgoglione says:
03/14/2014 at 10:51 am Edit
Feederwatch Week 18: Once again I was amazed at the numbers of birds coming to eat–I had 25 species with my newcomers being a Chipping Sparrow and a Brown-headed Cowbird. The other species were Mourning Doves, Red-bellied and Downy Wdps., Blue Jays, C.Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, White-breasted Nuthatches, C.Wrens, E.Bluebird, Am.Robins, N.Mockingbirds, Brown Thrasher, Eur.Starlings, E.Towhees, Field Sparrows, Fox Sparrows (for the first time I have had 2), White-throated Sparrows, Song Sparrows, Dark-eyed Juncos, N.Cardinals, C.Grackles, House Finches, and Am.Goldfinches. Thanks to all those who are letting us know what is coming to your feeders as well–Project Feederwatch is already looking for people to sign up for next year’s season at http://www.feederwatch.org–so don’t delay!!!!!!!!!

Ned Kraft says:

03/08/2014 at 4:36 pm Edit
Feederwatch Week 17: After 3 weeks of seeing large numbers of European Starlings I didn’t see any this week. I did see some Red-winged black birds at the feeder. The other 15 species I saw at the feeder were: House Finch, Blue Jays, Carolina Chickadees, Nuthatch, Tufted Titmice, northern Cardinals, Red-bellied Woodpecker, American Goldfinch, Robins, Morning Doves, Towhees, Carolina Wrens, Song Sparrows, Downy Woodpecker, and Mockingbirds.

Paula Gorgoglione says:

03/05/2014 at 10:03 am Edit
Feederwatch Week 17: Unlike Chris I don’t think I will ever have a Ring-Necked Pheasant in my backyard but what I do get still surprises me!!! My latest newcomers were 2 Brewer’s Blackbirds which have been here for a few days now. I had never seen those here in the past. In all I had 24 species and these were my other 23: Mourning Doves, Red-bellied and Downy Wdps., Blue Jays, C.Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, C.Wrens, White-breasted Nuthatches, E.Bluebird, Am.Robins, N.Mockingbird, Brown Thrasher, Eur.Starlings, E.Towhees, Field Sparrows, Fox Sparrow, White-throated Sparrows, Song Sparrows, Dark-eyed Juncos, N.Cardinals, Common Grackles, House Finches, and Am.Goldfinches. This was Not seen at the feeders but I did see a flock of Ring-billed Gulls at the Big Lots parking lot on Tuesday afternoon. There were at least 12 of them perched on the lampposts and circling in the sky.

Ned Kraft says:
03/01/2014 at 8:09 pm Edit
Feederwatch Week 16: I had 30 Robins and 20 European starlings feeding on the ground at different times. They were the largest groups this week. The other 15 bird species that visited this week were House Finch, Blue Jays, Carolina Chickadees, White-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmice, northern Cardinals, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Goldfinch, Morning Doves, Dark-eyed Junco’s, Eastern Towhee, Carolina Wrens, Song Sparrows, Downy Woodpecker, and Mocking Birds.
Paula Gorgoglione says:
03/01/2014 at 2:28 pm Edit
Feederwatch Week 16: Our VERY HUNGRY birds have continued their unending feasting at our buffet–I had 25 species in our feeder area and that is a record number! The newest arrivals were the Common Grackles that have been around everyday this week. Here are the other 24: Mourning Doves, Red-bellied and Downy Wdps., Blue Jays, C.Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, White-breasted Nuthatch, C.Wrens, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, E.Bluebirds (checking out the house as well), Hermit Thrush, Am.Robins, N.Mockingbird, Brown Thrasher, Eur.Starlings, E.Towhees, Field Sparrows (I had about 7 at a time instead of the usual 1 or 2), Fox Sparrow, White-throated Sparrows, Song Sparrows, Dark-eyed Juncos, N.Cardinals, House Finches, and Am.Goldfinches. The following surprise came to the trees around the feeder area but not on my feederwatch count days–I had a Brown Creeper, the first I’ve seen here in several years.

Ned Kraft says:
02/22/2014 at 8:15 pm Edit
Feederwatch week 15: Saw a total of 22 species this week. That’s the largest number of species I have seen during the watch days. The first time birds to the feeder were Red-winged blackbirds, Hairy Woodpecker, White- throated Sparrow, and Common Grackles. The other birds I saw this week at or around the feeder include: House Finch, Blue Jays, Carolina Chickadees, White-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmice, Northern Cardinals, Red-bellied Woodpecker, American Goldfinch, robins, Morning Doves, Dark-eyed Junco’s, Eastern Towhees, song Sparrows, Brown Thrashers, European Starlings, Mockingbirds, and Yellow-shafted Flickers.
Paula Gorgoglione says:
02/21/2014 at 10:45 am Edit
Feederwatch Week 15: Wow, what hungry birds we have here in Franklin!!! I had 24 species visit on my Feederwatch days–Mon. Feb. 17 and Tues., Feb.18. That is my highest ever–my newest additions were a Golden-crowned Kinglet in the bushes and a Fox Sparrow who has been around now for several days. Here are the other 22 species: Mourning Doves, Red-bellied and Downy Wdps., Blue Jays, C.Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, White-breasted Nuthatch, C.Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, Am.Robins, N.Mockingbird, Brown Thrasher, Eur.Starlings, E.Towhees, Field Sparrows, White-throated Sparrows, Song Sparrows, Dark-eyed Juncos, N.Cardinals, House Finches, and Am.Goldfinches.
Ned Kraft says:

02/15/2014 at 12:35 pm (Edit)
Feederwatch Week 14: With all the snow we had I cleared an area on the deck so the birds had more area to land. A total of 19 species visited this week. Since the ground was mostly covered with snow a large group of European starlings have been swarming the feeders They liked the suet cake best fighting with each other to get their turn. Other species that visited were, house Finch, Blue Jays, Carolina Chickadees, White-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmice, N Cardinals, American Goldfinch, Red-bellied woodpecker, Robins, Morning Doves, Dark-eyed Junco’s, Eastern Towhee, Red-shouldered hawk, Carolina Wrens, Song sparrows, White-throated Sparrows, Downy Woodpecker, and a Brown Thrasher.
Paula Gorgoglione says:
02/12/2014 at 3:47 pm (Edit)
One correction and one comment: My feederwatch Week 14 should have said 21 species came to my feeders. But I also forgot to mention that comments about feeder watch are also being added at the TOP of the HOME PAGE under the heading “Franklin sightings for feederwatch”.–so don’t miss the other comments!!!!!!! Click at the top as well as this link.
Paula Gorgoglione says:
02/12/2014 at 3:22 pm (Edit)
Feederwatch Week 14: There was some rain and a little snow on Jan. 10/11, 2013–and the birds were HUNGRY!!!! Just from 8:00am to 8:30am on Monday morning I had 19 species in my feeder area. Then I had one more species visit for a total of 20 species. My newest guest has been a Ruby-crowned Kinglet that has been enjoying my suet cakes (store bought as well as my home-made suet)–he has been around for the past week or so. And I was also happy to see that the Hermit Thrush has not left the area! In addition to those 2, I also saw Mourning Doves, Red-bellied and Downy Wdps., Blue Jays, C.Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, White-breasted Nuthatch, C. Wren, Am.Robins, Brown Thrasher, Eur.Starlings, E.Towhees, Field Sparrows, Song Sparrows, White-throated Sparrows, Dark-eyed Junco, N.Cardinals, House Finches, and Am. Goldfinches. Yes, you can still sign up for Project Feederwatch at http://www.feederwatch.org
Paula Gorgoglione says:

02/05/2014 at 10:04 am (Edit)
Feederwatch Week 13: In spite of some rather soggy weather I had 21 species visit my feeder area this week on Monday, Feb. 3, and Tues., Feb.4. There were Mourning Doves, Red-bellied and Downy Wdps., Blue Jays, C.Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, E.Bluebirds, Am.Robin, Brown Thrasher, Eur.Starling, E,Towhees, Field Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, N.Cardinals, Red-winged Blackbird(this female was the first this year at my feeders), House Finch, and Am.Goldfinches. For the past six weeks I have had the Hermit Thrush almost everyday, but I think he may have had to find another “hermitage” since the house next door where he has been living had a new family move in–I haven’t seen him since then.
Paula Gorgoglione says:
01/29/2014 at 11:52 am (Edit)
Feederwatch Week 12: It has been a very busy Mon. and Tues. at my Feeder-buffet and again I had 20 species visit. During the snowfall there was not a single moment when they slowed down with their eating, even chasing each other away to get the best spots! My 20 species were the following: Mourning Doves, Red-bellied and Downy Wdps., Blue Jays, C.Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, White-breasted Nuthatches, C.Wrens, Hermit Thrush, Am.Robin, N.Mockingbird, Brown Thrasher, Eur.Starling(first time on PFW list this year), E.Towhees, Song Sparrows, White-throated Sparrows, Dark-eyed Junco, N.Cardinals, House Finches, and Am.Goldfinches. It still is not too late to sign up for the rest of the Project Feederwatch season which goes until April. Go to http://www.feederwatch.org and join.

Paula Gorgoglione says:
01/22/2014 at 2:26 pm (Edit)
Feederwatch Week 11: Monday, Jan.20, started off slowly but by the end of the day I had 20 species visit! My second day on Tuesday only added to the individual counts of those species. These are my visitors: Mourning Doves, Red-bellied and Downy Wdps., Blue Jays, C.Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, White-breasted Nuthatches, C.Wrens, Hermit Thrush, Am.Robins, N.Mockingbird, Brown Thrashers, E.Towhees, Field Sparrows, White-throated Sparrows, Song Sparrows, Dark-eyed Junco, N.Cardinal, House Finches, and Am. Goldfinches. They certainly are hungry on these cold days!!!

Paula Gorgoglione says:
01/15/2014 at 11:43 am (Edit)
Feederwatch Week 10: Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, was a really busy day at the feeders but Tuesday was rather quiet. In all I had 18 species visit my All-You-Can-Eat Buffet! They were the following: Mourning Doves, Red-bellied and Downy Wdps., Blue Jays, C.Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, C.Wrens, Hermit Thrush, Brown Thrasher, E.Towhees, Field Sparrow, Song Sparrows, White-throated Sparrows, Dark-eyed Junco, N.Cardinals, House Finch, and Am.Goldfinches. This year I am surprised to have the Hermit Thrush almost everyday–it seems that he has taken up dwelling under the front deck at the house next door.

Vickie Hulbert says:
01/28/2014 at 12:10 pm Edit
I agree! My neighbor use to leave their feeder up all year, but they moved away recently. They told me once they had a hummingbird until Thanksgiving. I never had one at my house before this year. I’m wondering if this is a new trend for some birds to stay behind.
She’ll have the best place for herself when the others come back.
fbcb11 says:
01/28/2014 at 9:33 am Edit
Vickie–Your little visitor is amazing (so glad she appears to be healthy.) Of course, now I’ll be wondering how did it happen? why did she get left behind? The more I watch and learn about birds, the more I realize just how remarkable they are.
Vickie Hulbert says:
01/27/2014 at 1:28 pm Edit
We have the pleasure of watching a female ruby throated hummingbird off of our back deck. As of 1/27/14 she is still here with us and she looks to be in good health. We put a heat lamp out near the feeder to keep the feeder from freezing. I also filmed her at the feeder when it got down to -4 windchill. What remarkable little birds they are.
Rita St. Clair says:
01/15/2014 at 1:20 pm Edit
Oh did I need a long lense on my camera this morning! A pair of piliated WPs and 3 bluebirds were on the same sumac at the same time on the berm near the house.

Karen Lawrence says:
03/05/2014 at 6:38 pm Edit
I am seeing two Fox Sparrows feeding on the ground, the first sighting in my yard. A group of Purple Finches have been visiting. Also, a Pine Warbler has been visiting and I even got a photograph. He loves my peanut suet nuggets.
Chris Bogardus says:
03/02/2014 at 3:58 pm Edit
I saw a Ring-Necked Pheasant in my backyard, Cullowhee. There are pictures on my Facebook Page.
Ned Kraft says:
02/07/2014 at 12:16 pm Edit
Feederwatch Week 13: This week brought 16 species to the feeders and around the yard. The biggest group this week were the northern Cardinals. I counted 14 at one time. While 3 or 4 were on the feeders some were waiting patiently on the deck railing for their turn, while the rest were in a nearby maple tree. In the last few weeks I had large numbers of European Starlings in the yard and this week only 2, that are at the feeders. They like the suet cake the best. In addition to these 2 species I also had the following birds come for a visit: house finch, Blue Jays, Carolina Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Goldfinch, Robins, Morning Dove, Dark-eyed Junco, Carolina wren, Song Sparrow, Downy woodpecker, and Mockingbirds.
Ned Kraft says:
01/30/2014 at 7:44 pm Edit
Feederwatch week 12: It is still cold outside and this week we have 4″ of snow on the ground. The European Starlings that were mostly non-existent last were all back this week. I counted about 100 Starlings. The first day they were all eating on the ground. The second day the ground was covered with snow, so they spent their time on the feeders. Even with the cold and all the snow I spotted the greatest number of species, than in any of the previous weeks. The following are the 18 species that visited this week: House Finch, blue jays , Carolina Chickadees, Nuthatch, Tufted Titmice, Northern Cardinal, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Goldfinch, Robin, Morning Dove, Dark-eyed Junco, Red-shouldered Hawk, Carolina Wren, Song Sparrow, Downy Woodpecker, Brown Thrasher, European Starlings, Mockingbird.
Ned Kraft says:
01/24/2014 at 11:53 am Edit
Feederwatch week 11: the temperatures have been pretty cold and we’ve had some patchy snow. The flocks of European starlings that were in the yard the last 2 weeks were almost non-existent except for 1 that came to the feeder. Other birds that visited the feeders were House Finch, blue jays, Carolina Chickadees, White-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse, Cardinals, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Goldfinch, Robins, Morning Dove, Dark-eyed Junco, Carolina Wren, Song Sparrow, Downy Woodpecker, Mocking Bird, and Chipping Sparrows.

01/14/2014 at 10:20 am Edit

Chris Bogardus says(1/10/2014): We have a Northern Harrier in Cullowhee. I was standing on Monteith Gap yesterday evening, watching Robins come in to their roost, when I saw “a Cooper’s Hawk with it’s T-Shirt hanging out”. I checked the field guides, and it was deffinetly a Northen Harrier.
Ned Kraft says:
01/09/2014 at 11:12 am Edit
Feederwatch week 9: Was not sure how many birds I would see since we were in the beginning of the Great Polar Vortex sweeping the nation. I was surprised that I saw the greatest number of species to date, 17. Had a large group of starlings, 175, flying to different parts of the yard most of the day and at least 20 dark-eyed junco’s feeding on the deck and on the ground. There were house finch, bluejays, C. chickadees, white-breasted nuthatch, tufted titmice, N. cardinals, red-bellied woodpecker, goldfinch, robins, morning doves, E. towhees, C. wren, song sparrow, downy woodpecker, and brown thrashers. Normally I get many house finches, but not this time, just a few. The rest must have gone to Paula’s house. The temperature during the count days got down to 0 degrees.
Paula Gorgoglione says:
01/08/2014 at 11:27 am Edit
Feederwatch Week 9: What a difference a week makes as well as frigid temps as low as 0 degrees!!! The birds were eating steadily on Monday and Tuesday–I had 19 species and the feeders were never without birds on or under them. I was also happy to see my first Dark-eyed Junco of the season and the House Finches were here for the first time on my count days. These are the other 17 species: Mourning Doves, Red-bellied and Downy Wdps., C.Chickadees, TuftedTitmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wrens, E.Bluebirds, Hermit Thrush, Am.Robin, Brown Thrasher, E.Towhees, Field Sparrow, White-throated Sparrows, Song Sparrows, N.Cardinals, and Am.Goldfinches.
Paula Gorgoglione says:
01/07/2014 at 10:41 am Edit
Feederwatch Week 8: Thanks, Ned, for sharing what has been coming to your feeders. On Dec. 30 I had 12 species by 10:00am and then the birds almost completely disappeared from the area except for a couple. I didn’t get my 13th species until the end of Tuesday! These were the 13 species that came: Mourning Dove, Red-bellied Wdp., C. Chickadee, Tufted Titmice, White-breasted Nuthatch, C. Wrens, Hermit Thrush, Brown Thrasher, E.Towhees, White-throated Sparrows, Song Sparrows, N.Cardinals, and Am. Goldfinch.
Ned Kraft says:
12/28/2013 at 12:06 pm Edit
My feederwatch days are Mondays/Tuesdays. I had a total of 12 species visit on Dec. 23 & 24. The regulars were house finch, Blue jays, Carolina chickadees, White-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmice, N. Cardinals, Red-bellied and Downy Woodpeckers, Goldfinch, Morning Dove. I have Dark-eyed Junco’s that come and eat the seed that falls on the deck. I also had a red-shouldered Hawk that sat in a nearby tree for about an hour and a half.
Paula Gorgoglione says:
12/26/2013 at 3:14 pm Edit
Feederwatch Week 7: After all the rains I was glad to have the sun back for this week’s count–my final total was 16 species. I was especially happy to be able to count the Blue Bird and Hermit Thrush this week. I have seen them before but they had not cooperated by coming on my count days. In addition to the Blue Bird and Hermit Thrush I had most of my “regulars”: Mourning Doves, Red-bellied and Downy Wdps., C.Chickadees, T.Titmice, White-breasted Nuthatch, C.Wrens, Brown Thrasher, E.Towhees, Field Sparrow, White-throated Sparrows, Song Sparrows, N. Cardinals, and Am.Goldfinches(which have been increasing in numbers).
Paula Gorgoglione says:
12/19/2013 at 9:54 am Edit
Feederwatch Week 6: Since last week our area has had large flocks of Robins and Cedar Waxwings but NOT on my Feederwatch days–Dec. 16 & 17. So my final species count was 16–Mourning Doves, Red-bellied and Downy Wdps., Blue Jays, Am. Crows, C.Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, White-breasted Nuthatch, C.Wren, Brown Thrasher, E.Towhees, Field Sparrows, White-throated Sparrows, Song Sparrows, N.Cardinals, and Am.Goldfinches. The species with the highest counts at any ONE time were the M.Doves (up to 7at a time); the E. Towhees and the White-throated Sparrows tied at 6.
Paula Gorgoglione says:
12/19/2013 at 9:30 am Edit
Week 5: Dec. 9 & 10 brought unsettled weather, but in spite of the rain I had 18 species come to visit over the 2 days. There were Mourning Doves, Red-bellied Wdps., Downy Wdps., Blue Jays were back, Am.Crows, C.Chickadees, T.Titmice, White-breasted Nuthatch, C.Wren, Am. Robins, N.Mockingbird (first time in a while in the feeding area), Brown Thrasher, E.Towhees, Field Sparrow, White-throated Sparrows, Song Sparrows, N.Cardinals, and Am.Goldfinches.
Paula Gorgoglione says:
12/04/2013 at 4:22 pm Edit
Feederwatch Week 4: As usual I counted on Monday/Tuesday, Dec. 2&3. The activity was VERY slow on Monday but the highlight for me was the return of the Field Sparrows that day. Tuesday was much better and I ended up with 13 species again–Mourning Doves, Red-bellied & Downy Wdps., C. Chickadees, T.Titmice, C. Wrens, Brown Thrasher, E.Towhees, Field Sparrows, Song Sparrows, White-throated Sparrows, N.Cardinals, and Am. Goldfinch. My main question: What happened to the Blue Jays???? For 2 weeks they have been absent and I have never had a count in the past years without Blue Jays listed! Maybe the rest of you are giving them a better buffet??????
fbcb11 says:
12/03/2013 at 9:07 am Edit
From Wayah Cove:
Our count days are on Sunday and Monday. Here’s a summary of our first 4 weeks. Our regular visitors include Mourning Doves, Red-bellied and Downy Wdps, Am.Crows, C.Chickadee, Tufted Titmice, N.Cardinals, Blue Jays, Am.Goldfinch, White-breasted Nuthatch and Dark-eyed Junco. So far special visitors have included: 1 Wild Turkey, 1 Phoebe, 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (very unusual for us), 1 Carolina Wren (common the rest of the year, but not seen so often in the winter), 1 Golden-Crowned Kinglet (first time ever, think he just wanted to see what all the commotion was about), and 1 white-throated sparrow (very unusual.)
Paula Gorgoglione says:
11/27/2013 at 3:21 pm Edit
Feederwatch Week 3: My count days were Nov.25&26 and the birds were a bit challenged by the weather. On Tuesday I almost expected to find some wading birds out there–but I did have 13 species which were the following: Mourning Doves, Red-bellied and Downy Wdps, Am.Crows, C.Chickadee, Tufted Titmice, Carolina Wren, Brown Thrasher, E.Towhees, Song Sparrows, White-throated Sparrows, N.Cardinals, and Am.Goldfinch. Even though Project Feederwatch has begun it is NEVER TOO LATE to join!
Paula Gorgoglione says:
11/24/2013 at 4:47 pm Edit
Feederwatch Week 2: This week I counted birds on Nov. 18&19. By 10:00am on the first day I already had 18 species visit–I think they liked my All-You-Can-Eat Buffet!!! These were my visitors: Mourning Doves, Red-bellied Wdps, Downy Wdp. N. Flicker, Blue Jays, Am. Crows, Carolina Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, Am. Robins, Brown Thrasher, E.Towhees, FOX SPARROW, White-throated Sparrows, Song Sparrows, N.Cardinals, and Am. Goldfinch. I was most surprised about the Fox Sparrow–it’s the first time I had him in the Fall and he was there for the entire day.
Paula Gorgoglione says:
11/24/2013 at 4:39 pm Edit
Project Feederwatch has begun in Franklin as well as across the USA! If you would like to join go to http://www.feederwatch.org.
Week 1: My first 2 COUNT DAYS were Nov. 11&12, 2013 and I had 16 species visit. There were Mourning Doves, Red-bellied Woodpecker(Wdp), Downy Wdp, Blue Jays, Am. Crows, Carolina Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, Am. Robins, Brown Thrasher, E.Towhees, White-throated Sparrows, Song Sparrows, N. Cardinals, and Am.Goldfinches. Whether you are a participant in Project Feederwatch or not let us know what YOU are seeing at your feeders!!!!

10 thoughts on “Feederwatch 2013-2014

  1. Feederwatch Week 8: Thanks, Ned, for sharing what has been coming to your feeders. On Dec. 30 I had 12 species by 10:00am and then the birds almost completely disappeared from the area except for a couple. I didn’t get my 13th species until the end of Tuesday! These were the 13 species that came: Mourning Dove, Red-bellied Wdp., C. Chickadee, Tufted Titmice, White-breasted Nuthatch, C. Wrens, Hermit Thrush, Brown Thrasher, E.Towhees, White-throated Sparrows, Song Sparrows, N.Cardinals, and Am. Goldfinch.

  2. My feederwatch days are Mondays/Tuesdays. I had a total of 12 species visit on Dec. 23 & 24. The regulars were house finch, Blue jays, Carolina chickadees, White-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmice, N. Cardinals, Red-bellied and Downy Woodpeckers, Goldfinch, Morning Dove. I have Dark-eyed Junco’s that come and eat the seed that falls on the deck. I also had a red-shouldered Hawk that sat in a nearby tree for about an hour and a half.

  3. Feederwatch Week 7: After all the rains I was glad to have the sun back for this week’s count–my final total was 16 species. I was especially happy to be able to count the Blue Bird and Hermit Thrush this week. I have seen them before but they had not cooperated by coming on my count days. In addition to the Blue Bird and Hermit Thrush I had most of my “regulars”: Mourning Doves, Red-bellied and Downy Wdps., C.Chickadees, T.Titmice, White-breasted Nuthatch, C.Wrens, Brown Thrasher, E.Towhees, Field Sparrow, White-throated Sparrows, Song Sparrows, N. Cardinals, and Am.Goldfinches(which have been increasing in numbers).

  4. Feederwatch Week 6: Since last week our area has had large flocks of Robins and Cedar Waxwings but NOT on my Feederwatch days–Dec. 16 & 17. So my final species count was 16–Mourning Doves, Red-bellied and Downy Wdps., Blue Jays, Am. Crows, C.Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, White-breasted Nuthatch, C.Wren, Brown Thrasher, E.Towhees, Field Sparrows, White-throated Sparrows, Song Sparrows, N.Cardinals, and Am.Goldfinches. The species with the highest counts at any ONE time were the M.Doves (up to 7at a time); the E. Towhees and the White-throated Sparrows tied at 6.

  5. Week 5: Dec. 9 & 10 brought unsettled weather, but in spite of the rain I had 18 species come to visit over the 2 days. There were Mourning Doves, Red-bellied Wdps., Downy Wdps., Blue Jays were back, Am.Crows, C.Chickadees, T.Titmice, White-breasted Nuthatch, C.Wren, Am. Robins, N.Mockingbird (first time in a while in the feeding area), Brown Thrasher, E.Towhees, Field Sparrow, White-throated Sparrows, Song Sparrows, N.Cardinals, and Am.Goldfinches.

  6. Feederwatch Week 4: As usual I counted on Monday/Tuesday, Dec. 2&3. The activity was VERY slow on Monday but the highlight for me was the return of the Field Sparrows that day. Tuesday was much better and I ended up with 13 species again–Mourning Doves, Red-bellied & Downy Wdps., C. Chickadees, T.Titmice, C. Wrens, Brown Thrasher, E.Towhees, Field Sparrows, Song Sparrows, White-throated Sparrows, N.Cardinals, and Am. Goldfinch. My main question: What happened to the Blue Jays???? For 2 weeks they have been absent and I have never had a count in the past years without Blue Jays listed! Maybe the rest of you are giving them a better buffet??????

  7. From Wayah Cove:

    Our count days are on Sunday and Monday. Here’s a summary of our first 4 weeks. Our regular visitors include Mourning Doves, Red-bellied and Downy Wdps, Am.Crows, C.Chickadee, Tufted Titmice, N.Cardinals, Blue Jays, Am.Goldfinch, White-breasted Nuthatch and Dark-eyed Junco. So far special visitors have included: 1 Wild Turkey, 1 Phoebe, 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (very unusual for us), 1 Carolina Wren (common the rest of the year, but not seen so often in the winter), 1 Golden-Crowned Kinglet (first time ever, think he just wanted to see what all the commotion was about), and 1 white-throated sparrow (very unusual.)

  8. Feederwatch Week 3: My count days were Nov.25&26 and the birds were a bit challenged by the weather. On Tuesday I almost expected to find some wading birds out there–but I did have 13 species which were the following: Mourning Doves, Red-bellied and Downy Wdps, Am.Crows, C.Chickadee, Tufted Titmice, Carolina Wren, Brown Thrasher, E.Towhees, Song Sparrows, White-throated Sparrows, N.Cardinals, and Am.Goldfinch. Even though Project Feederwatch has begun it is NEVER TOO LATE to join!

  9. Feederwatch Week 2: This week I counted birds on Nov. 18&19. By 10:00am on the first day I already had 18 species visit–I think they liked my All-You-Can-Eat Buffet!!! These were my visitors: Mourning Doves, Red-bellied Wdps, Downy Wdp. N. Flicker, Blue Jays, Am. Crows, Carolina Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, Am. Robins, Brown Thrasher, E.Towhees, FOX SPARROW, White-throated Sparrows, Song Sparrows, N.Cardinals, and Am. Goldfinch. I was most surprised about the Fox Sparrow–it’s the first time I had him in the Fall and he was there for the entire day.

  10. Project Feederwatch has begun in Franklin as well as across the USA! If you would like to join go to http://www.feederwatch.org.
    Week 1: My first 2 COUNT DAYS were Nov. 11&12, 2013 and I had 16 species visit. There were Mourning Doves, Red-bellied Woodpecker(Wdp), Downy Wdp, Blue Jays, Am. Crows, Carolina Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, Am. Robins, Brown Thrasher, E.Towhees, White-throated Sparrows, Song Sparrows, N. Cardinals, and Am.Goldfinches. Whether you are a participant in Project Feederwatch or not let us know what YOU are seeing at your feeders!!!!

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