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Heather-Marie Bloom—2018 Big Half Year

Heather-Marie Bloom’s Big Half Year—BIRDS AT MY TINY HOUSE

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Hello!  I am landless farmer!  Seems like an oxymoron but, unfortunately, it’s true.  I do not own land but I move my tiny house on wheels (yep, just like you see on TV) to where the farming opportunities are.  I operate a 25 member CSA farm.  In October, I moved to my friends’ farm south of Floodwood, MN.  Everywhere I live I keep a Phenology notebook.  I will continue to do so but my Big Half Year Goal is to ID all the birds on the farm!  This is slightly different habitat than I have lived in before so I am excited to see all these new birds!
These are my feeders outside the tinyhouse.
The Big Half Year has come to an end! Here is my final list from “the Farm,” with 54 total species:
Black-capped Chickadee
Blue Jay
Common Redpoll
Hoary Redpoll
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Hairy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Pine Grosbeak
Northern Shrike
American Crow
Common Raven
European Starling
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Northern Goshawk
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Sandhill Crane
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
American Robin
Eastern Bluebird
Tree Swallow
Wilson’s Snipe
American Woodcock
Barred Owl
Trumpeter Swan
Canada Goose
Red-winged Blackbird
Purple Finch
Turkey Vulture
Common Loon
White-throated Sparrow
Mourning Dove
Eastern Kingbird
Bonaparte’s Gull
Eastern Phoebe
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Baltimore Oriole
Common Yellowthroat
Northern Parula
Blackburnian Warbler
American Redstart
Pine Siskin
Black-throated Green Warbler
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Sedge Wren
House Wren
Red-eyed Vireo