Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Backyard Birding

With the foliage out and birds brooding, our bird watching has moved to the back yard. Sarah had been hard at work on her bird garden, researching what types of feeders, bird baths, and such will attract her feathered friends.
Her hard work has paid off and we have had lots of wonderful visitors. This Indigo Bunting and his mate visit numerous times a day. We think they must have a nest close by and are looking forward to seeing fledgelings soon.

This little Red Breasted Nuthatch is a spunky fellow. He doesn't let anyone boss him around when he wants his turn at the feeder. And I love the way he can climb down a tree.

We have two pairs of American Gold Finches. The males are so bright yellow. This fellow was quite bold and sat right in the living room window. He also likes to perch on the antenna of the van.

This Cedar Wax Wing may look like a loaner, but in reality they are very social. One day we had ten of this birds in the top of this tree. They seem to come every afternoon to feed on the berries on the bushed at the foot of the tree. We have also seen them diving after insects. You can't really make it out in this picture, but they have the cutest little bandit masks.

1 comment:

  1. Great new posts! I love the bird pics, it makes me want to put my feeders out but we had a bear the other day so maybe not!!!


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