Tuesday, February 28

Backyard Bird Sightings


Quite a lot of activity at the back yard feeder and around the property recently. I have only been putting out suet this winter since it has been such a mild one here in New York - the birds can find plenty of things the eat without a few feet of snow on the ground.

My visitors this month, as of today:

European Starlings (these guys are everywhere!)
Brown-headed Cow Birds (also everywhere!)
Black Crows (I am always amazed at how big these birds are)
Downy Woodpecker (A nice sight to see)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Loves the woodpecker suet)
Blue Jays (very aggressive and loud, but nice to see some bright color)
Dark-eyed Junco (timid little guys)
Cardinal (always in pairs)
Mourning Dove (picking up the suet droppings on the ground)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (I love the markings on this bird)
Black-capped Chickadee (so friendly - you can get so close to them)
Northern Mockingbird (very happy to finally see one of these)
Canada Goose (flocks resting in the side field - in the larger field up the road, there are hundreds of them).

Now I am awaiting the first robin of spring.

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