Friday, December 10, 2010

Feeder Birds.....

While Pine Siskins continue to dominate the numbers of birds visiting the feeders on the deck, some of the year in year out "staple" birds have provided some nice photo opportunities. Here are a few recent photos of Black-capped Chickadee and Tufted Titmouse.

Black-capped Chickadee near the back deck.

Working over a black oil sunflower seed.

Tufted Titmouse with handsome "posture".

Buffeted by a stiff wind. Working a seed and hanging on.

Another cold gust of wind from behind made for a unique "pose" while exposing it's ear hole!

Below is a graph of Black-capped Chickadee and Tufted Titmouse per party hour from Massachusetts over the past 50 years. Its hard to believe the Tufted Titmouse was nearly non-existant in Massachuetts 50 years ago.

Retrived December 9, 2010 from

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