Thursday, January 13, 2011

Snow Storm Feeder Birds

Wednesday's snow storm made for a very active day at the feeders. Perhaps most surprising was 10 European Starlings. Since I evicted two pair from their nesting places in the walls of my house, they have been rare in the yard.


The resident Northern Cardinals came often through the day - 3 males, 1 female ...


At least one flock of Evening Grosbeaks continue at the feeders. At one point there were 15 on the platform, 4 on the wooden feeder, 5 on the bulk feeder, 3 on the sunflower tube feeder, 6 on the bulk sunflower feeder, 17 on the porch, an undetermined number on the ground and in the trees, and one on the window feeder ...


Also see previous post for Common Redpoll.

Visitors and residents included: Common Redpoll (75-100) , Black-capped Chickadee (10), Tufted Titmouse (4), Downy Woodpecker (6), Hairy Woodpecker (3), White-breasted Nuthatch (2), Mourning Dove (25), Blue Jay (35), Red-bellied Woodpecker (1), Song Sparrow (2), Dark-eyed Junco (25), Rock Pigeon (7), Red Squirrel (3), Vole (4)

Good birding!

6 comments:

Gary said...

You're fortunate. My bird feeders don't have enough shelter in the deep winter to attract much. Great photos!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Chris said...

Wow cool shots with the snow flakes and atmosphere. Well done Chris... The grosbeak is a wonderful bird to get in your garden!

Jen said...

Your grosbeak looks quite coy... I like it! Hope you are not too buried in snow!

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Your photos are so sharp. I really like the European Starling -- its details just pop out of the photo. -- barbara

eileeninmd said...

Great birds and photos, Chris! I would love to see the Evening Grosbeaks at my feeders. They are beauties.

Bird Seed said...

that first picture is amazing never seen such a good picture.

Great focus on the bird with a slightly blurred background.

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