Thursday, February 7, 2013

Backyard Birding

Eric writes:  We've had some exciting bird experiences at the feeders over the past couple weeks with our accipiters clearing out the European Starling, a visit by a Brown Creeper, and a one-day-wonder Red-breasted Nuthatch which we hadn't seen at the feeders for about two months.  Our everyday birds have included Fox, White-crowned and throated, American Tree, and Song Sparrows along with all the common feeder birds such as Carolina Chickadee, Red-bellied Woodpecker, and White-breasted Nuthatch.

Here are a few pics from the backyard . . .

White-breasted Nuthatch-these guys have become very tame and come
down to the suet when I'm out there filling up the feeders.

White-crowned Sparrow-a couple adults and first winter birds are daily
visitors.  What a head pattern!
Carolina Chickadee-a good view of the wings that illustrates the difference
in wing pattern between the Black-capped and Carolina
Carolina Wren-one of the pair that hangs around the feeders most days.

1 comment:

Sam Brunson said...

Great pictures! Backyard birding is always fun.