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The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group.  It is a place to note of any observations you have made of the world around you.  Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, birds and/or flowers.  All are worthy additions to the bucket.  Please let us know what is going on around you in a comment.  Include, as close as is comfortable for you, where you are located. Each note is a record that we can refer to in the future as we try to understand the patterns that are quietly unwinding around us.

Castro Valley, CA

Continued below the orange coprolite

Yep, it's that time of year again. That package arrived 10/09/2013 and my mail is usually a tad slow arriving. If you don't have yours yet, you might start  checking up on them. There's a whole new website feederwatch

What? You don't participate? Hey, it isn't too late. Just go to the website above, feederwatch.

The first day for observing is November 9, 2013, just around the corner. It is as easy as making a note of what comes to your feeder(s) and then submitting that information to, (you got it) feederwatch.

For extra credit, you can submit it to ebird as well, and include stuff that you hear or see from your place, whether it comes to your feeder or not, like we do here for the great BYS Yardbirds race.

You really want more information on ebird? Just look at my first ever daily kos diary here. Alternatively, you could just hit their website here ebird.

This, btw, according to articles in assorted publications, is the gold standard of citizen science, so get with it.

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Your Turn What have you noted happening in your area or travels? As usual post your observations as well as their general location in the comments.

Thank you.

Originally posted to Backyard Science on Sun Oct 20, 2013 at 07:32 AM PDT.

Also republished by Birds and Birdwatching and Pink Clubhouse.

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