June 28th, 2014

blackhat

(no subject)

Guided by some post about swimming with a sprain, i "swam" yesterday, so Yay, movement. "Swam" -- gosh, doesn't that word look odd -- because i felt more like i was flailing my arms about as i floated on my back and rowed myself around the pool.

This morning, of course, my shoulder has been having words.

--==∞==--

Did i mention the squirrels found my tomatoes? Argh! It had been so promising.... At least we had four cherry-sized prizes to ourselves.

We are sitting on the deck, Christine programming, I going through piles of notes from the past two months. I cannot believe July is just around the corner. Finches whistle and twitter, hummingbirds occasionally visit the feeder. I've had cucumber and cheese for lunch, and we plan fish and slaw for dinner. The sky seems cloudless, an intense blue, and white seagulls gleam as they fly over, wingtips inky black.

blackhat

First half of the year checklist

On November 19th last year, i started using eBird to log my bird observation at the water feature at my workplace. Sometime this spring i even started counting the birds. I'm not trying to be particularly precise in my IDs: you'll see "gulls" and "ducks" listed. So, i may make some observations on Monday, but i thought i'd just go ahead and call it "half a year" and look at the data. I estimate the maximum number of checklists to be 26 weeks*3 days a week * 2 morning & evening = 156 checklists.  So, i make checklists better than 50% of the time, as there have been more weeks where i'm in the office less than three days than there have been weeks where i go in more than that.

I am all caught up with the data entry, whee!

Date range: 01/01/2014 - 28/06/2014
Total # of Species: 21
Total # of Checklists: 82

YEAR REPORT:  Species Totals

 
     Species Totals 
 
 
 
Report Details
Date range:01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014Total # of Species:21
Total # of Checklists:82
Location(s):   Work


Summary
 Jan
2014
Feb
2014
Mar
2014
Apr
2014
May
2014
Jun
2014
Jul
2014
Aug
2014
Sep
2014
Oct
2014
Nov
2014
Dec
2014
Number of Species71411111210------------
Number of Individuals18123188271415351------------
Number of Checklists41519131714------------


Total Number of Birds   (sample size) 
Species NameJan
2014
Feb
2014
Mar
2014
Apr
2014
May
2014
Jun
2014
Jul
2014
Aug
2014
Sep
2014
Oct
2014
Nov
2014
Dec
2014
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)--
(4)
29 
(8)
12 
(3)
41 
(9)
45 
(4)
------------
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)--
(2)

(4)
50 
(12)
67 
(13)
64 
(11)
------------
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)--------
(1)

(2)
------------
Greater/Lesser Scaup (Aythya marila/affinis)--------
(1)
--------------
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)--
(1)
--------------------
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)--
(4)

(2)

(2)

(4)
--------------
duck sp. (Anatinae sp.)--
(1)
--------------------
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)--
(2)

(4)
------------------
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)--
(1)

(1)

(1)

(3)
--------------
Great Egret (Ardea alba)
(2)

(3)
----
(1)
--------------
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
(1)

(3)

(3)
--
(2)

(1)
------------
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)----------
(1)
------------
American Coot (Fulica americana)12 
(1)
21 
(5)
28 
(13)
16 
(7)
----------------
small plover sp. (Charadrius sp.)------
(1)
----------------
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)------
(1)
----------------
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)
(1)
----------------------
gull sp. (Larinae sp.)
(2)
47 
(6)
78 
(11)
89 
(12)
159 
(16)
120 
(10)
------------
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)--19 
(5)
24 
(6)
89 
(13)
123 
(16)
110 
(12)
------------
Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans)--
(2)

(6)

(6)

(8)

(5)
------------
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)--
(2)

(3)

(3)

(3)

(1)
------------
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)----------
(1)
------------

 
 

This is also posted at http://elainegrey.dreamwidth.org/511058.html .