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Just a Few Backyard Birds…And a New Bird Resource

Are you ready for some more bird photos? I have been busy a little bit each day taking advantage of the dry weather to keep track of the backyard birds that visit.

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First up in my son’s camera is the Downy Woodpecker. He set up the camera on a tripod and we all watched until we saw the woodpecker visit the suet feeder. He was able to snap a few good shots as the bird ate a little lunch. This is a large and colorful bird that we always look forward to seeing in our backyard. Here is a LINK to what he sounds like.

Scrub jays

If you have read my blog with any frequency you know that we have an abundance of Western Scrub Jays in our backyard, even a nesting pair. They always seem to know when I put out their favorite treats….peanuts and walnuts.

White-breasted Nuthatch

We have a pair of White-breasted nuthatches that come every day to our backyard. They are so much fun to watch as they climb up and down the trunks of trees, occasionally stopping to look for insects in the bark.
Here is a LINK to a video showing how they climb.

Squirrel in birdfeeder

Oops! That is certainly not a bird! This fox squirrel is one of three that are daily in our birdfeeders. In fact, as I look out my window at this very moment there is one in the feeder that I can see. I have given up trying to keep them out of the feeders and I added one squirrel-proof feeder to another area just so the birds will still have a place to eat when the squirrels are in town.

I don’t think I have shared the link to a new bird related page that I wrote over on Squidoo. Hop over and maybe you will find some fresh ideas for your yard.

Tomorrow I will be posting the third challenges in the Winter and Winter Wednesday series. Don’t forget to link up your entries for the first two challenges since you are never late!

4 thoughts on “Just a Few Backyard Birds…And a New Bird Resource

  1. Thanks for the link! We had our first real snow last night. I was thrilled to see some little bird tracks in the snow on our back porch. The kids loved it! The birds are all over the place today. We just hung some suet cakes in onion bags nailed to a couple of our trees. Hope they like them!

  2. After 3 weeks of having our bird feeders filled with seed and nuts, we now have 2 red squirrels and 3 gray squirrels that visit several times a day. I need to get out and get some squirrel food! LOL

    Jessy
    http://oursideofthemtn.blogspot.com

  3. Our poor birds probably think we’ve abandoned them. We went out of town, and then I didn’t refill the feeders for a few days! I’d better get on it so we can enjoy winter birdwatching!

    Great photos! And thanks for the link!

  4. Hi!
    I just wanted to let you know that I love visiting
    here,especially when it is gray and over cast over western NY)
    What a great place you have created!
    Many Blessings Linnie

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