You can tell it’s starting to get chilly, when the chickadees start to puff out their feathers more!
Black capped chickadee, in a lilac bush.
We got a brief visit from an adult male Common Grackle.
Their faces look so angry! 😀
A Northern Flicker, visiting us early this month.
(I can’t believe there are already so many leaves on the ground!)
… Jay is takin’ a bath.
Today, I make up for being late with my critter of the day post with quantity!
I have finally caught up on July (skipped the rest of June in the process) photos from the living room DSLR. This series of photos we were so fortunate to get go back to July 9.
This blue jay was having SO much fun cooling down in the bird bath!!!
It may be hard to tell a downy from a hairy woodpecker, but there is no mistaking these guys!
It’s a fairly rare treat for a pileated woodpecker to come visit. Not only do they have a very distinctive red head, but they are much larger than our usual visitors. At one point, I could see him tearing pieces of this tree’s bark off and tossing it down to the ground! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a woodpecker do that before!
A Hairy Woodpecker, climbing up the support post of our bird feeder stand.
A photo from early June.
The beaks of redwing blackbirds have the most amazing shape! They are so long and pointy. Until we caught this one with his mouth open, though, I didn’t realize their beaks had a shape that makes me think of the nibs of calligraphy pens.
A couple of photos of our racoon visitors from the beginning of June. My husband was the only one up early enough to get these! Our previous photos posted where taken with his phone. These were taken using the DSLR we keep set up in our living room.
They are so round and fluffy looking! 😀
If these two have come back, it hasn’t been at a time anyone was around to see them.
Here is a photo going back to the beginning of June.
In the foreground is a red wing blackbird. In the middle is a brown headed cowbird.
I don’t know what the bird in the back is. Do you? If so, please let us know in the comments! 🙂