Less than 24 hours after putting up a new hummingbird feeder, we have this:
This one is from a little later in the day:
We’ve got a lot of birds visiting our yard these days, so much so that we’ve had to get more feeders. I’ll put up more bird pics once I get good ones (damn cardinals never sit still).
Specifically we have:
About 1 million House Finches that drain the birdfeeder every other day
A Cardinal family – mom and pop and one or two babies
Two Cowbird couples
The occasional Chickadee
A couple of Sparrows
A Mockingbird who is feeding her babies a diet of mealworms
A few fat squirrels who drive the cats nuts
A bunny who eats our grass each morning and evening
And one unidentified bird who comes to the meal worm feeder and may be a female Purple Martin
It’s turning into a wildlife refuge. 🙂
TW: Don’t forget the hordes of grackles, the goldfinches, the mourning doves, and the woodpecker!
I knew there were more! I also spotted a Blue Jay and we say a Robin last night.
P.S. – don’t forget to stop for mealworms.
Nice pictures. I need a camera that will freeze action that well.
No Woodpeckers or hawks? I’ll be there are some hawks around. Great Pictures!
Markk: I haven’t been able to photograph the woodpecker in our area yet. There are hawks around, but they don’t bother coming into our yard. They have circled the yard, though…
If you wait long enough you will see perching hawks if you get enough action at your feeders. Something on the order of a Cooper’s Hawk or similar. If you ever notice a real lack of action in a time when there should be some look around! Backyard birdwatching is fun, spoken as a guy who has been doing counts for 30+ years. It’s amazing how you get a feel for the population over time.