Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Winter Birds

I was completely and utterly distracted for a while today by the birds outside of my window.  At first I noticed them because they were leering in at me and giving me the stink eye since our bird feeder was empty.   

I present to you, for the record --- the birds that showed up at the newly re-filled bird feeder, plus those hanging around on nearby trees - 

Rufous-sided Towhee

Northern Flicker.  (There was a male and a female, actually.)

Stellar's Jay

Is that a Winter Wren? 

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

This Junco photo made me laugh...he was looking up the tree...

Female Junco

Male Junco

Black-capped Chickadee

Downy Woodpecker, I think, and a Flicker

I'm hoping to get pictures of the other birds that turn up along Little Swamp Creek as the seasons change.  I'm thinking that would be a good thing to document.

By the way, I'm starting to keep my eye on this Red-Tailed Hawk's nest in the wetland behind our yard.  We usually start seeing action there by mid-winter or so...

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