It's only 9C and dreary right now, and raining fairly heavily. Hard to believe we're supposed to hit 28C in less than a week! It feels more like October than September. So here is a photo from late June, when our feeding station was a lot busier with birds than right now! How many do … Continue reading Critter(s) of the Day: count ’em
Love how this goldfinch is dangling off that branch. 🙂
Putting the brick in the bird bath turned out to be a really great idea. Smaller birds, like this goldfinch, make full use of it!
There was one day in June when we got so many birds visiting at once. Especially goldfinches. It was really hard to choose photos for critter of the day! My older brother had given my parents hanging bird feeders as gifts, years ago. The church one was for my mother, and the barn was for … Continue reading Critter(s) of the Day: many bird visitors
I just thought these photos were pretty funny.
The Downy Woodpeckers have been visiting the bird feeder more often, which gives us more opportunity to try and get some photos. "Try" being the operative word. They don't stay still for long!
We are still getting lots of goldfinches visiting our feeding station. Hard to believe that last year, we didn't see many at all! These photos were taken on different days in the second half of May.
It's interesting how, unlike to many other birds, the female American goldfinches are just a darker gold than the males.
He's checking us out! American Goldfinches are another of those local birds I don't remember seeing at all, growing up here. Last year, a few showed up in our feeding station, but not often. Now, we get huge masses of them! Sometimes, I'll count a dozen or more in the lilac bush, and another dozen … Continue reading Critter of the Day: goldfinch watching
I almost got a photo of the nuthatch upside down, but it flipped around too quickly! It's been a while since we've seen white throated sparrows. Nice to see them back. 🙂 The Re-Farmer