Sunday Stills: Am I a #Bird Feeder?

Let’s see, am I a Bird Feeder?  The photos and video below should give the answer.

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Pine Siskin.

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Downy Woodpecker.  Blurry since I took the picture through a glass door.

Nuthatch

Red-breasted Nuthatch.

Various birds at the seed and suet feeders, in the snow.

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Red-shafted Flicker.

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Top: Townsend’s Warbler.  This is one of my very favorite pictures I took of him.  He looks like a little bandit, with his black mask.

Bottom: Varied Thrush.  They are ground-feeding carnivores, so I don’t strictly “feed” them, they just avail themselves of the worms and insects in the yard.  See the insect in his beak?

Thirteen Common Bushtits at our suet feeder
Thirteen Common Bushtits at our backyard suet feeder, January 2012

Chestnut-back Chickadee

Chestnut-backed Chickadee in the tree near the seed feeder.

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Black-capped Chickadee.  We get flocks of both kinds.

Yep, I think I’m a #Bird Feeder.  We also get Juncos, Rufous-sided Towhees, common wrens, and the occasional Black-headed Grosbeak.  I’m thinking of setting up a webcam in one or both of our vine maple trees, so I can get better pictures without the glass door in the say.

Happy Birding!

Here’s the Link to Terri’s Original Post.

3 thoughts on “Sunday Stills: Am I a #Bird Feeder?

  1. Pingback: Sunday Stills: Are You a #Bird Feeder? – Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

  2. Oh my gosh, you really are a bird feeder! Great shots of feeding frenzies in action, especially that later image! Wow! You must really enjoy just sitting and watching them, how cool! And you know your birds (I wouldn’t know a bush-tit from a warbler but I’m willing to learn!)

  3. So you need to get a good bird book first. I have two that I like best. One is an old, 1960s version of the Roger Tory Peterson Field Guide to Western Birds, where I keep my “life list” in the back; and a newer Sibley Birds, which has better illustrations and photos. The two neighbors behind me have feeders and convenient trees for the birds to roost in, so they just come over to our place when our feeders are full. In the spring and summer, I go outside with my phone and I can stand three feet from the seed feeder and the birds will ignore me. I have gotten lots of good photos and videos that way. You can find more videos at my Rumble.com site, just search on RushBabe49.

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