We’ve had nothing but rain, freezing rain, and now more rain this week. So all my birding activities were out the window (quite literally) this week.
The Birds On My Deck:
This little dark-eyed junco seems content.
This one didn’t seem put off by the ice either. These little snow birds earned my respect. Squirrels don’t seem to faze them and they can really hold their own against the other birds. I have noticed they seem a bit mean at times though. Chasing off my other little song birds like this white-throated sparrow and his kin.
(Not the most in focus photo but I love the pose so I shared it anyway.) Here’s one that’s a bit better. I’ve become a bit smitten with these little sparrows. We all need a little dab of yellow in the middle of winter (or year-round), I think.
The yucky weather brought all types of birds to the deck although I’m afraid I was a bit too slow to get decent captures of many of them.
Other birds spotted on the back deck this week:
Bluejays, The red-bellied woodpecker, the nuthatch, sparrows, cardinals, and of course, that annoying fur-covered bird family of squirrels.
Birds spotted other places:
A small brown warbler of some sort on a tree in the front (on Sunday before the weather arrived), a few doves flying and on the wires in the front again. Starlings and crows (not together). The hawk making a few circles quite a few blocks away. More robins near my work and some geese flying overhead.
What birds did you spot this week? Also, if you see some sunshine, could you send it this way, please?
Joining in with The Bird Depot, hosted by Anni of I’d Rather B Birdin’.