Bird Watching

Signs of Spring: Birds!

It was 25 degrees this morning when I took the dogs for a walk and I kept telling myself Spring is here, Spring is here!!!! Even if it sure didn’t feel like it!

I can’t wait to not have to bundle up in order to go outside!

Sure enough though, the birds have arrived and were making quite a racket at the feeders when I came home.  I took these pictures out the window…

First was the Cardinal (although these stay around all year)…

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Then the House Finch showed up…DSCF8216

With his Girlfriend!DSCF8217DSCF8204

And then the black birds swooped in for some action, that’s a Grackle and a Starling I think…DSCF8194

Isn’t he just evil looking?DSCF8195

a brown sparrow and another black bird, the Red Wing Black bird…but very uncommon for them to come to a feeder so lucky me…DSCF8240

He hung out mostly in the tree…

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And lastly …no comment!DSCF8228

Go find your own nuts!  I watched this squirrel come down the tree, then down the hanging rod and launch himself mid-air over the squirrel guard (note to manufacturer — they’ve figured it out!) with all four legs stretched out.  His back right leg caught the lip of the dish and that was that, he’s in like Flynn!!!

I saw a woodpecker fly by so hopefully he’s next on the snapshot tour!

~Cathy

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