Feeding songbirds during a snowfall. American Goldfinch (left) and House Sparrow (right).
An American Goldfinch perches on the shepherd’s crook which supports two bird feeders below it.
I’m under a Blizzard Warning. Although the snow has stopped falling, it’s blowing and drifting. It’s -15C (5F) with a wind chill of -27C (-16F). A tough time for songbirds, so I’m liberally scattering seed as well as keeping the bird bath plugged in.
The new Squirrel Buster bird feeder received the Downy Woodpecker seal of approval.
An American Goldfinch attempted to share a perch at the feeder with a House Finch. The House Finch didn’t budge, so the goldfinch had to leave and wait its turn.
First weekend of Project FeederWatch.
A Red-breasted Nuthatch grabs a tidbit, a shelled sunflower seed, from a feeder.
Watching Turkey Vultures soaring overhead is always a treat for the eyes and the spirit.
Turkey Vultures are on the move; fall migration seems to be underway. These three are in a line astern formation above a night roost. Could not get a good focus on them despite numerous tries. My technique needs work.
Such graceful birds; I love watching them.
Lucy has retired for the evening, as am I.