A molting American Goldfinch clings to the nyger seed feeder.
I was fortunate to capture this Chipping Sparrow, a sprightly visitor to the backyard.
A large number of birds of several species visited yesterday, a little more than two days after a major snowstorm. There had been very little activity today, and early this afternoon I saw why.
Sometimes, I feed more than songbirds. A Sharp-shinned Hawk had apparently been keeping watch, and it pounced on a House Finch.
A very talented friend once used the phrase ‘Life feeds life’ as a blog post title. It seemed like an appropriate title for this post.
I have participated in Project FeederWatch since 2008. From November to April, I put out a bird feeder and once weekly record the birds that visit.
I started last weekend. On that very mild weekend I recorded four birds – three American Goldfinches and one House Finch. It’s a little colder this weekend and there has been much more traffic.
This photo of a Red-bellied Woodpecker is from last year. Tomorrow, I might be able to capture a photo of a feathered visitor.
The (presumably male) Dark-eyed Junco appeared to display to a female.
An American Goldfinch and a Pine Siskin peaceably share drinking from the bird bath.
This House Finch paused while eating.
A Pine Siskin flits away from the heated bird bath/watering trough.
I hope that you, my dear reader, are safe and healthy. I wish you a belated Merry Christmas. Thank you very much for making time out of your life to visit.
A House Finch visits a sunflower feeder.
Although the weather is good, and Project FeederWatch starts about a month from now, I want to ensure that the songbirds know they can count on an at least a partial meal here.
Even though it was not early, this American Robin still got the worm.