My birds came back! I think maybe our ping-pong weather might be playing a part in their comings and goings.
Busted bird-feeder or not, I’ve still been sprinkling bird seed on the deck railings. And yelling at the squirrels.
I spotted so many birds this week I’m not even sure where to start. Let’s start with the birds I see fly over head often but seldom do they hang out in our trees.
As I left to pick up my son from school, I heard them first and then, spotted about 6 or 7 crows sitting in the next door neighbor’s oak tree. They were still hanging out upon our return so I hurried and grabbed the camera. Getting a group shot proved difficult.
This fellow though hung around a bit after the others flew to their next destination.
Another crow waited patiently across the street for this fellow to finish looking at the crazy camera lady. Then, grew tired off waiting. And with a few final, caw-caws, they flew off together to meet up with the gang.
Don’t you know crows are bad luck, asked my son as I was hurrying to grab my camera. I’ve never heard that. However, if they are, I’m going to think doves bring good luck and we had a few of them come hang out around here as well.
First, this Eurasian Collared-Dove made an appearance early in the week. (Excuse the blurry photos, it was a cold morning when I was trying to get these!) Later, I glanced out the front windows and saw this sight sitting on the wires across the street. Can you tell it was a bit cold and windy on this day? There were five doves in total but I couldn’t determine the type although I lean toward thinking they were Mourning Doves. The one sitting above sat alone a bit apart from the others.
BIRD SEED BUFFET GUESTS
The Dark-Eyed Junco returned first. House finches followed. I even spotted a White-throated sparrow waiting his turn! Then, the Bluejays arrived. So did a busy Nuthatch. Hard to catch with the camera but I finally managed a not quite so blurry one of the busy bird. ****
Not a bad week for bird-watching considering I didn’t get out and hike anywhere special. The birds all came to me this week!
Other birds spotted but not captured on camera this week: my Carolina Wren (fussing at me about the weather!), Chickadees, Cardinals, Starlings, A Downy Woodpecker (he came to the bird seed and claimed his spot right away), A Red-Bellied Woodpecker, Sea Gulls (flying over head while driving), Pigeons, The Red-Tailed Hawk (just once a block over), Robins, and a few sparrows.
What birds did you notice this week?
Linking up with the Bird Depot, hosted by Anni from I’d Rather B Birdin’. Go and visit for some truly amazing bird photos!