Bird Watch!

Autumn approaches here in New England! It is visible in the changing of the first leaves of the maples, the smell of wood smoke in the air, and the flocks of geese honking as they fly over us.
This time of year I get ready for the birds of winter. I get the feeders washed, buy new seeds (kept in a big garbage can to keep the snow and squirrels out) and sign up for  Project FeederWatch operated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Bird Studies Canada. It is a terrific opportunity to sit back, watch and learn what birds come to your feeders, and record your data. There is a $15.00 fee for the Research Kit, which is for the materials, the Cornell Lab Newsletter, and the year-end report from Cornell.
Those of you that love to feed the birds in the winter, and love to do some scientific research, will enjoy this project very much!