Hi, Patti - please don't fret.
I believe you can count both Downys since they are distinguishable one from
the other (one male, one female). It is inseparable species (chickadees,
titmice, etc.) that you shouldn't amass a count based on singletons. The
idea is to get the maximum together, without duplicating individuals.
So - go ahead,Patti - count those Downys. Both of them : )
The Greene County
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From: Vermont Birds [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Patti Haynes
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2011 2:07 PM
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Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Back Yard Activity
I'm finding that Project Feeder Watch is very different than eBird! This is
my first year participating in this program, and I'm still reading the
instructions as to what I can count and what I can't. I'm trying to do both
entries, and it's more work for sure, but a worthwhile effort.
This morning I had 11 species that I could count, and only a few that I
can't. Although it bothers me that I can't count 2 Downy's because the male
and female were not together. Luckily the Cardinals were!
On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 9:36 AM, Marcia Baker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> In over two hours of counting for Project Feederwatch this a.m. I have a
> total of two birds, a male downy and one chickadee.
> Marcia in Brownsville
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> From: Robert Dudley <[log in to unmask]>
> To: VTBIRD <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Sat, Nov 12, 2011 8:31 am
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Back Yard Activity
> Good Morning All,
> I have been slowly introducing my feeders to the back yard and finally put
> y suet feeders last weekend. We have had several bear sightings in the
> nd until last weekend I was bring in all of the feeders at sundown and
> hem back out in the morning. Today is also the first day of feeder watch
> f course I ending up with waves of goldfinches and tufted titmouse
> he count for the latter is usually 3-5 for an half hour but today's count
> 8. No Junco's! They are not too common at my feeders at the best of time
> er half hour), but I seldom get skunked. Also no nuthatches. However the
> irst of the winter at the feeder was a red bellied woodpecker.