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.
I relocated the feeder mentioned in the previous post in an effort to make it more difficult for squirrels to get at. This Blue Jay adjusted to the new setup in no time at all.
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.
Although the buffet was crowded there was room for one more.
We have a watering station set out for the songbirds. While we enjoyed the late winter-early spring sun one afternoon, this honeybee – an unexpected yet welcome visitor – landed at the station.
Today was the first day I have seen an Evening Grosbeak. In addition to these two at one of my sunflower feeders and a House Finch that tried to move in, nine more Grosbeaks foraged elsewhere.
Despite a day of freezing rain, sleet, and rain, four bathing Pine Siskins are joined by an American Goldfinch.
A House Sparrow cocks it head and looks up.
House Sparrows forage in a cedar bush.
Two House Sparrows poke among landscape rocks for sunflower seeds.