For Feathers on Friday – I found a Flicker picture from a couple of days ago, he was singing on a cloudy grey day, Flicker Feathers on Friday 😉
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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.
Today I was looking out my kitchen window at my new ‘sparrow free’ cedar birdfeeder to see if there was any interest in it yet. Much to my surprise (and delight) – a Downy Woodpecker was flying around it and eyeing the feeder holes. This particular feeder is aimed at the smaller birds – mainly chickadees and nuthatches – made with small entry holes and no perches in hopes that the house sparrows won’t be able to use it. Since my house sparrows seem to eat everything from every type of feeder I own – I decided it couldn’t hurt to try it. I purchased mine at The Wild Bird Store (click here) where Kris and Dave are happy to help you!
I guess ‘sparrow free’ technically doesn’t mean ‘downy free’ …. so he helped himself to the treats inside for quite awhile. What a cutie!
The video is below in standard format – if you want to watch it in beautiful HD – click on the vimeo link.