What are you doing this weekend? If you have at least 15 minutes or more available, why not help monitor bird populations through the Great Backyard Bird Count? The event runs Feb 18th-21st, and you can participate on just one or every day of the count. Check out the GBBC’s website for full instructions, regional checklists, and printable tally sheets. There’s even a photo contest! I’m going to try to take part each day of the count, and I’ll update here with my observations and hopefully some descent photos.
Now some links!
Why the Pros Need “Citizen Science”: . . . → Read More: Quick Links & the Great Backyard Bird Count!
I realized I haven’t posted much for photos in a while. This was partly due to frustration with the camera I’ve been using. While it is has been great for taking pictures of people and landscapes (subjects that don’t move… much), I rarely get good photos of wildlife with it. So, I dug out my old digital camera that I haven’t used in a few years to see if I could get some descent shots. I now realize I should have never packed it away! It’s still not the greatest camera in the world, but I can actually get it to focus on what I want to photograph. I’m enjoying taking pictures again. So much so, that I spent over an hour the other day photographing some Redpolls visiting my sock feeder.
Even though I’m happy that I can now get clear photos of birds and other wildlife, my favorite photos turned out to be the blurry ones: The unexpected shots when the Redpolls were coming in or taking off. The unique shapes and poses put a smile on my face. So, here are (a few) of my favorite shots. Continue reading Rapid Redpolls
I’m back! Sorry if you missed me while I was away, but I hope to make up for it the next few weeks. As a side note, you may have noticed that the header photos above have changed. The ones I had up before disappeared during a theme update. I’ve meant to make some new ones anyway, so I’m going to leave these default photos up until I finish that little project.
Crowdsourcing? Image via Wikipedia
Now, as I mentioned last month, 2011 is the Year of the Bat. What better way to celebrate this year than . . . → Read More: Get batty with citizen science