Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Busy Bird Feeder

My oh my is the bird feeder busy today! As the snow storm hit, the bird feeder became quite the hub!

I'm not 100% sure, but I believe these are House Finches, her and him. 

I believe this is a Dark-Eyed Junco, a Slate-Colored Male. 

There seem to be quite a few of them and they seem to be a stubborn species.

The Carolina Chickadee.

Mr. House Finch

Meet Mrs. Cardinal. She and the Mr. are regulars around our house though the Mr. has an obsession with the chrome on the front of our car and our front window. Not the sharpest beak in the burbs. 

The White-Throated Sparrow.

The Tufted Titmouse.

Again. Kindof glad to finally correctly identify this one... I'd been thinking they were junior cardinals. 

They seem polite bowing in thanks. :)

And praying before meals. ;)

Not amused.

Mrs. Cardinal wasn't at the feeding trough the whole time, but when she did show up she would show any bird who was boss. Fortuntately she didn't stay the whole time so we got to see many birds. 

I do find the National Geographic Backyard Bird Identifier very helpful, though I do wish I didn't have to put location and month in every single search. 
I hope to do a post like this occasionally just seeing what birds we can spy throughout the year. What birds are you seeing in your neck of the woods this Winter?

1 comment:

  1. I keep forgetting to fill our feeders so not much. A few juncos, some sparrows. Starlings in the yard-- they aren't feeder birds. Surprising a handful of robins at the beginning of January. I thought they'd be further south by now.

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