Since I love watching birds, I’ve decided join in the weekly link up over at I’d Rather B Birdin’ Please, let me introduce some of the birds who call our neighborhood home.
Birds of a feather:
I’ve noticed our local bird gang of Grackles tends to be more active during the rainy weeks. I think this is their leader:
While Grackles are never going to win any bird contests for looks or singing, they are interesting ones to watch.
I guess they aren’t all bad as they do try to do their part in cleaning out the neighbor’s much neglected gutters: However, I don’t see their car washing venture taking off any time soon.
Probably a bit more popular than the gang of Grackles are our resident robins. They sing a softer tune and tend to hang out in numbers low enough to not give a person nightmares.
Thanks in part to a much welcome blaring sun, we had to identify this young robin spotted on our Thursday walk by listening to the songs on the bird id app on my phone:
I startled this bold little robin coming around the side of the house one day and it ruffled it’s feathers right back at me. Not put off by me or our little gray cat, he likes to frequent the front yard areas of our neighborhood: Who says only the early bird gets the worm? Pretty sure I took this photo later in the afternoon:
Our robins also like to perch on rooftops:
Of course, they also seem to be busy birds!
Other Birds I Spotted This Week But Missed Capturing With The Camera
Spotted in and around the front yard, while sitting on the porch with my mighty protector:
- a redheaded woodpecker, gone by the time I returned with the camera
- a pair of titmouse birds (do they have nest nearby perhaps?) chasing off a little nuthatch
- a couple bluejay taunting me but refusing to cooperate for any decent photos by remaining very high in the treetops
- a dove gathering nesting supplies
- a cardinal flitting about in the woody area at the end of the street as well as perched on the power lines
- a mother crow taking off with her flock (one large crow and several smaller crows)
- several little swallows too far away and high in the sky for me to properly id them
In the Backyard:
- the Carolina wren who has been a bit too quiet lately, a relief to spot him!
- sparrows though not too many
- another pair of cardinals
- probably the same blue jays
*I also spotted a hawk of some sort swooping in the wooded area as we were taking our evening walk on Thursday and also saw the resident geese of the pond at the end of the street.
Hopefully, I can capture (with the camera!) a few of the birds listed above at some point this week.
What kinds of birds call your neighborhood home?
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