Monday, January 31, 2011

Our Yards

At home the birds are continuing to empty our feeders as soon as I fill them.

The Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-rumped Warbler and Orange-crowned Warbler concentrate on the suet.

Orange-crowned Warbler

A Pine Warbler turns up occasionally at the suet or on the ground.

The American Goldfinch are eating niger seed like there's no tomorrow. 

They compete with our House Finches at the sunflower seed feeders, too.

For the first time, I spotted two Pine Siskins joining the Goldfinch. Here's the new arrival.

Seeds that fall onto the ground keep on attracting White-winged Doves but we're also seeing the occasional - and very welcome - Mourning Dove.

Our Red-bellied Woodpeckers pop in from time to time. However, our Downy Woodpeckers are much more regular visitors.



Birdwoman said...

Very nice pictures of some of my favorite backyard winter birds.

Jeff said...

This is a great time to watch yardbirds in southeast Texas, isn't it? BTW, I've been to Spring Creek Park a couple of times lately looking for Brown-headed Nuthatch and Brown Creeper but didn't get to see any. I'll keep trying!