[CT Birds] yard birds

Marty swanhallm at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 19:10:26 EST 2013


Does yard/water source refer to a pond in yard or to wetland areas?? 

Marty in Woodbury
 

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On Jan 8, 2013, at 6:03 PM, <holmses at cox.net> wrote:

> I think that competition should be separated into yard, yard/ocean and yard/watersource categories. otherwise,anything seen is fair game. Or we should all buy theodolites.
> ---- Marty Swanhall <swanhallm at gmail.com> wrote: 
>> Hi Paul:
>> 
>> Thanks for sending out Gary's post explaining the 'big deal' over yard...
>> 
>> For years, I have kept a list of yard birds and will do so again this
>> year.  My property is about 1.5 acres so I am in the yard classification
>> from what I have been reading.
>> 
>> Just to clear up something - if I see a bird fly over my yard I can count
>> it but if it flies over neighbor's yard I cannot count it - right?
>> 
>> Thanks again,
>> 
>> Marty
>> Woodbury
>> 
>> On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 11:13 AM, Carrier Graphics <
>> carriergraphics at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> 
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>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> ________________________________
>>> From: Gary Witte <wirthwitte at att.net>
>>> To: carriergraphics at sbcglobal.net
>>> Sent: Tue, January 8, 2013 10:45:54 AM
>>> Subject: yard birds
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Dear Paul, What yard bird contest are you talking about? Please repost
>>> what this
>>> is about. -WinieWirth, Milford
>>> P.S. I enjoy your posts.
>>> 
>>> Answer: The suggestion was to have a competition to count the most bird
>>> species
>>> you see in your yard for 2013.
>>> 
>>> What is a yard-?
>>> for those with small yards, it might be fair to have an acre as a  minimum
>>> size. If you have less than an acre, than measure out from your  house on
>>> all
>>> sides with your house in the middle, one square acre.(or you can have your
>>> house
>>> anywhere within.) If  you have more than an acre, than do the same - an
>>> acre
>>> with your house  in the middle. This way, it will be a fair contest for
>>> all, no
>>> mater  what kind of property you might have.
>>> This does not include birds you see from your property that are off your
>>> property. You can only count birds flying directly over your property line.
>>> 
>>> Good luck, have fun and start counting! Their are at least 19 people i
>>> know who
>>> are counting for this list so far -  Paul
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