This morning in the yard,… the main action was in the chokecherry tree where juvenile sparrows and waxwings were having breakfast.
Good morning waxy!
A new sighting in my yard this morning- a bird caught my eye and I couldn’t instantly recognize it. She was flying from tree to tree up high but the light color helped me to keep an eye on her until I could get a lock on her with my camera. It was a dark-eyed junco but I’ve never seen one in these lovely pastel colours before! One more for the yard list!
Early this morning as the sun was just up I heard a commotion in the backyard, a commotion of the bird kind… singing, squawking, chirping and peeping so I stepped outside with my camera (what else would I do? lol).
To my surprise and delight a group of American Goldfinches had stopped in my yard (on their way south I presume) and took over the feeders and trees. They were so loud and so fast I took photos quickly and within 5 minutes they were gone – it was the craziest thing! Just came in with a bang and left just the same – never to be seen again! (this season anyway..)
Here are a few photos from my whirlwind goldfinch visit….
Until Next Time…..
This summer, as I watch to see which birds are regular neighbors, I have noticed that the Red-breasted Nuthatches are here every day – but I have not seen any White-breasted Nuthatches at all. Today a flash of white caught my eye through the window and – yes! There was a handsome White-breasted Nutty poking around my bushes and checking out my feeder. I grabbed my camera and snuck outside and only managed to get a quick shot before he was gone – but it’s still exciting to know it’s possible to see them in my yard.
I see Crows quite often in my neighborhood but seeing a Raven is much more rare. Today I heard one calling loudly and there’s no mistaking that gutteral sound… a Raven!
I found him on a neighboring rooftop and snapped a photo. One more for my Yard List this year
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