[CT Birds] yard birds

holmses at cox.net holmses at cox.net
Tue Jan 8 22:16:18 EST 2013


To me it would be any water souce that would attract additional birds. It makes identification much easier if a bird is drinking from a water source instead of just flying over. 
---- Marty <swanhallm at gmail.com> wrote: 
> Does yard/water source refer to a pond in yard or to wetland areas?? 
> 
> Marty in Woodbury
>  
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> 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:
> >> 
> >>> 
> >>> 
> >>> 
> >>> 
> >>> 
> >>> ________________________________
> >>> 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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