Birds Spotted in Passing

Last week was a bit of a blur, once again, without a lot of time for bird watching. Or rather I should say decent bird taking photo time. I shared the same mood as this cardinal much of the week:

Monday proved a rough start though I did spot two gold finches passing through the backyard. Since I needed to pick up bird seed anyway, I added a finch sock to my purchase. And another little feeder (husband just noticed it tonight and fussed about it a bit). Have I seen any goldfinches since adding in the feeders? Of course not!

Since I read Phil’s post last weekend, I properly noted the large flock of “gulls” flying over my head on Tuesday. Not seagulls. So many of them! I have a friend who insists they are a precursor to snow. Hope that old tale was wrong this time!

Did I mention the week went by in a bit of a blur? Much like these photo attempts of the blue jay visiting the bird feeder one morning. 

Adding to the confusion as I tried to creep along through the week. One day I thought I spotted a brown creeper in the far Sycamore tree of the neighbors. Only to realize it was Carolina Wren once I saw the photos on the computer. 

He decided to join the other birds at the feeder later.

I did spot a brown creeper on the oak tree. They’re fast little birds!

Not much else to report about the week. Mr. McNutty, Suet (Sue for short), and Al keep inviting friends to the backyard bird feeders. They’re well over the legal gathering number for squirrels around here. SIGH.

Mr. McNutty

Finally, this nuthatch stopped eating for a minute to wish everyone a…

Happy Thanksgiving!


Other birds spotted last week: robins, mourning doves, sparrows including the white-throated sparrow, dark-eyed juncos, a flicker woodpecker, the red-bellied woodpecker, and Canada geese.

What birds did you spot last week?

Joining in with The Bird Depot hosted by Anni over at I’d Rather B Birdin.







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10 thoughts on “Birds Spotted in Passing

  1. Eileen


    Love the Cardinal on the fence. I am watching out for the Brown Creepers here, I have not seen one yet.
    Cute shots of the squirrels. Take care, have a great week!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! I think I saw my brown creeper again yesterday, they blend in so well. Makes it hard to spot and to tell for sure when you. Hopefully, you’ll see one soon if you haven’t already. Hope your holiday weekend is off to a wonderful start!

  2. Phil

    Well the shot of the cardinal was spot on even if the Blue Jay was fuzzy. Watch those shutter speeds!

    I think it takes a day or two for birds to take to new feeders. Rightly they are at first suspicious about new things on their regular beat.

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! Something found the feeder this past week (I worked long days until the holiday) because when I checked it yesterday it was empty. Hope your weekend is off to a great start!

  3. Anni

    Jean, your birds seen this past week are terrific. I love ’em all…even the blurred jays (we don’t see them this far south).

    Thanks so much for linking in at IRBB, and enjoy the holiday, but stay safe.
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    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. You have those amazing green jays, we should trade. Ha, wonder if we could talk the birds into it? Hope you had a great holiday!

    1. Jean Post author

      That tends to happen to me a lot (not seeing bald eagles but birds or other interesting things while driving with no safe spot to stop). Love the geese pictures. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are enjoying your weekend so far.

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