Friday, June 3, 2011

The last of the yard birds

Sigh!  The trouble with living in the city is that we have so few birds during the summer.  I normally stop feeding, because usually the only birds are the S.S.P.'s (Starlings/House Sparrows/Pigeons), none of which need the help!

Our year round birds, Chickadees, Hairy/Downy/Pileated Woodpeckers and White-Breasted Nuthatches are typically scarce around the feeders during the summer.  We don't see many fledglings at all from these birds. 

There might still be a close by pair of Chipping Sparrows however, so with any luck, they'll bring some babies around to visit!

We did get a Baltimore Oriole, a male, that visited on the 27th.  He was most suspicious, and flew off anytime someone went to the window, so no photos!  But very glad to have the visit anyways!

A female Downy Woodpecker, wonder what's caught her eye!

Sure hope this works!  Caught a Swainsons Thrush having a bath, but didn't have much luck at photos, so thought I'd try a video!


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