Cape Cod, MA.

I got back last night from a week with the family in Massachusetts... My time was split between my parents' house on Cape Cod and my brother's house in Somerville.  I had asked my parents ahead of time if they wouldn't mind filling their feeders before I arrived- and fill them they did!  I saw tons of birds including many new ones...

The first bird I remember seeing my first morning there was a Red-bellied Woodpecker..  Woohoo!


He would poke around in this big tree or come down to the feeders for a snack...


The Northern Cardinals were pretty tolerant of my camera this year...



And on the feeder with one of my new favorite birds:


The Carolina Wren!




One bird I've missed since moving to the west coast is the Tufted Titmouse... They were plentiful in my parents' yard...





It wasn't until this trip that I realized the feisty-ness of the Red-breasted Nuthatch..


Feeding in the snow below the feeder were sparrows, juncos, jays, and squirrels... Finally got to see some White-throated Sparrows!



Um, yeah, just ignore that giant extension cord in front of its face...

Another yard visitor was a yellow-shafted Northern Flicker:



Downy Woodpeckers visited the trees and feeders frequently...


Dark-eyed Juncos were always around...


The Blue Jays caught wind of the food sources by my second day there and swarmed the yard.



Lastly was this thrush in a bush:


I am guessing it is a Hermit Thrush but my pictures were not good enough to be certain.  Yay I added a handful of new birds just in my parents' yard!  More birds to come from the Cape Cod coastline and Plum Island....