|Here's the bird feeder. Right now it has a huge icicle connecting to the house.|
Dad got a new birdfeeder in October for his Anniversary, and the birds have been really happy about it. We've gone through several bags-- big bags-- of bird seed since then. It's really fun for the boys to watch the birds just outside the window. If you're careful and move slowly, you can get within two feet of some pretty cool birds. In one day we saw seven different species at our feeder! Here's a list of birds that we see:
House finches-- these are the most common visitors. They are like rats with feathers. Always fighting and chirping.
Black-capped chickadees-- The boys love rooting for these little guys, who are really timid.
|There are lots of finches that visit, but that is a black-capped chickadee waiting it's turn on the screen.|
|The mourning doves love sitting on top of the bird feeder before eating.|
|Northern Flickers are beautiful!|
|Sometimes the flickers eat like this...we think it's awesome!|
Red-winged blackbirds-- We thought they were migrators, but the ones that stick around aren't above stealing a seed or two.
|You can't really see his red wing in this picture, but this is a red-winged blackbird.|
Dark-eyed Junco-- Juncos, along with chickadees are the tiniest birds to visit our feeder. We usually see them lurking around and making a quick dash to the feeder.
|This is how we usually see dark-eyed juncos...eating all the dropped seeds.|
|We were so excited to see a yellow bird at our feeder!|
|I wish I had a better picture, but here's proof that he did come!|