New Years Day at the suet feeder

In our backyard, we have two suet feeders.  One has an extension on the bottom for large birds like woodpeckers to rest their tails while feeding; the other is a standard cage feeder with no extension.  At both feeders, we get numerous different species, including flickers, a Bewick's wren, juncos, nuthatches, chickadees, and a Townsend's …

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Happy Bird-days!

Our yard this week has been a bird madhouse.  We have had flocks of bushtits, a rufous-sided towhee, black-capped and chestnut-backed chickadees, a Bewick's wren, red-breasted nuthatch, and juncos.  And who should put in an early appearance?  Our Townsend's Warbler!  He usually doesn't arrive until late December.  Sorry for the reflections, but the picture was …

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Birds-like you see every day…but different

Wherever I go, I watch for birds.  Even in my back yard, I love watching our birds at the feeder.  Normally, juncos are ground-feeders, but ours just love hogging the feeder, watching for chickadees and nuthatches who might want to get in. This is a junco and our song sparrow vying for the preferred station …

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