The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. This year the Great Backyard Bird Count was held over four days February 18 - 21. Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It's free, fun, and easy and it helps the birds.
No, I didn't participate this year, but I can tell you the birds I would see in my backyard:
- a pair of Asian Banded Doves
- oodles of Mourning Doves
- oodles of sparrows
- a Blue Jay
- a Robin
- and Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal
all of these birds visit daily for the morning buffet.
I also hear a woodpecker ... never see him, but hear him pecking away.
I thought that today's postcard would be in honor of the Backyard Bird Count.
This is a postcard from The Audubon Postcard Folio
a collection of 30 full-color photographs from John James Audubon's
magnificent The Birds of America.
The back of the postcard reads:
Cardinal Grosbeak, Fringilla Cardinalis, Bonap, M. 1, F. 2. Wild Almond.
Plate 159 from The Birds of America by John James Audubon, 1833.
National Gallery of Art, Washington
Gift of Mrs. Walter B. James.
A big THANK YOU to Beth for being our hostess for Postcard Friendship Friday.
Wishing you well, a JOY filled weekend and happy birding!