Tuesday, March 4, 2014

BirdWatchers Update

We've had a few new birds around our bird feeder in the past month.

Just this past week for the first time we spotted some Purple Martins:
The almost look like little blackbirds or miniature crows and we had about half a dozen at one point.

But once in a while you can catch a dark bluish-purple around their shoulders and necks. 

This one seems to have found the value in returning to our feeder during the snowstorm. 

Another newby showed up a few weeks ago but I had the hardest time getting any pictures of him! 

The Red-Bellied Woodpecker. This one is a female. 

Whereas the male has a solid red cap, this one has just a bit above her beak and then on the back of her head but white in between. 

She is a quick thing. I tried I don't know how many times to get a picture of her and it took me weeks before she wouldn't fly off before I could even focus on her!

And finally, arriving only in the last few days, one of my favorites, the Mourning Dove:

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