On Mon, May 11, 2020, 7:59 PM lcarrigan_55 via groups.io <lcarrigan_55= <yahoo.com...> wrote:
> Bill & Larry's recent posts re: numbers of birds was proven this evening. > Old habits are hard to break, as I'm an old "Great Backyard Bird Count" > observer & record highest numbers of a species seen at one time. This > evening, was walking on the place & saw a bird fly up to the top of a > sagebrush, a Chipping Sparrow, in full breeding plumage. > > As I kept watching, saw 3-4 others. Then, took about 3 steps forward & the > ground exploded with Chipping Sparrows flying up. Saw at least 30 in > flight. If I had just counted what I saw initially, number would have been > off by at least 25. > > Point of numbers is well taken. Remember reading a study from Cornell > about Chickadees & it was found that for each one seen, there are at least > 5 others. So, the 6 I usually spot, means at least 30 individuals are > hitting the feeders. > > Brian Carrigan > Blackfoot > >
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