I had the day off today, so Beth and I counted birds at our feeders for the Great Backyard Bird Count. Today's the only day we can participate because we're heading to the Brandywine Valley for 3 days to celebrate V-day. Speaking of V-day... never order from FTD.com. Long story, but their customer service is ridiculously awful.
Anyway, back to the GBBC... our suburban feeders managed to attract 9 species of birds with 20 individuals:
Downy Woodpecker - 1
Blue Jay - 2
Black-capped Chickadee - 1
Tufted Titmouse - 3
Northern Mockingbird - 1
Song Sparrow - 1
White-throated Sparrow - 4
Dark-eyed Junco - 4
House Sparrow - 2
We also attracted our usual crowd of 4 bulbous, extremely hungry squirrels. This is what our patio looked like for most of the day. I took this picture with our new Canon S3 camera.
I recently purchased the heated birdbath in this picture. The Titmice seem to like to drink from it, but that's really it so far.
I hope you all get a chance to participate in the GBBC.