Just checking in to see how everyone is doing. School is going well and I am pleased to announce (for those who don’t already know) that the paperwork, interviews, hoop-jumping-through has paid off and I am approved to begin my fieldwork beginning in early April! Yay! I’ll be working with elderly clients who are dealing with depression, and facilitating a group of elderly people in partial hospitalization with mental health issues. It sounds interesting and my supervisor has years of experience in the field and in supervising. I’m a happy camper at the moment.
In addition to pouring my energies into coursework and completing the application process for fieldwork, I have been participating in the Cornel University Lab of Ornithology Feederwatch program for backyard bird watchers! It only requires a few hours each week and I derive great joy and relaxation from it. I have learned a lot about birds by participating in this program, plus I get to contribute data for Cornel University’s research on winter bird migration. It is great fun and quite interesting. At the end of this post I will post a few photos that were taken at the feederstation we set up in our back yard.
Time to get back to the studies. Papers are coming due, discussions need to be posted, and research has already begun for final projects of the quarter. Enjoy the photos.
- Volunteers flock to Great Backyard Bird Count (miamiherald.com)
- Getting Into Nature-Project FeederWatch (magicschoolhouse.wordpress.com)
- Great Backyard Bird Count is back (insidehalton.com)
- Great Backyard Bird count goes global and mobile (journalstar.com)
- 2013 Great Backyard Bird Count goes global (earthsky.org)
- Citizen Science: Project FeederWatch (sierraclub.typepad.com)
- Canadian garden birds webcam (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Volunteers flock to Great Backyard Bird Count (sacbee.com)
- All 39 Species of Birds-of-Paradise, Caught on Incredible Video (motherboard.vice.com)
- Fieldwork and Converse (theedit.typepad.com)