Monday, April 4, 2016

Feeder Birds 4/1 to 4/3

Sunday's 4/3/2016 snow brought good numbers of birds to our deck feeders and surrounding yard. Here are photos of some of the species present, a few notable missed photo ops were 2016 firsts of Chipping Sparrow and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

Red Maple flowers on 4/1

This robin is taking a frigid "anal blast" of cold air.

Same bird as above in a more dignified pose.

Another lighter male, which often battles the previous for the territorial rights of the deck. 

A Blue Jay dropped in for a quick "grab and go"

Dark-eyed Juncos should remain for most of April.

The male 1/2 of a local pair, hopefully they'll nest close by.

White-breasted Nuthatch on our perching post.

This MODO looking for seed on the deck rail.
Tufted Titmouse working a seed

My 1st yard Northern Flicker was noted 4/1, first by its call then visually.
House Finch male

Blacked-capped Chickadee working a sunflower seed outside the kitchen window

a dorsal view of one of the several Downy Woodpeckers that frequent our deck.

a Hairy Woodpecker working the cage

Male Red-bellied Woodpecker, on the "sapsucker" tree (a basswood), the drillings are from previous years, though
a sapsucker did show up on sunday.

We had a nice assortment of American Goldfinches, this is a fun time of year to observe their transitioning into breeding plumage. Here are a few of 25-30 that showed during Sunday's snow.

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