Another snow day...

Surprise surprise, we actually got snow!  I was hoping something interesting might turn up at the feeder this morning and it did! 


Yes that is a Song Sparrow and yes it's extremely common and yes it was the first time one showed up at my feeder! 

This prompted me to start a new yard list for 2011.  I've got high hopes for this year... Last year the most exciting birds I had were a pair of Black-headed Grosbeaks that showed up during downpours twice in the spring.

Anyway, the rest of my visitors this morning were regulars...




There was a lot of flicker vs. starling action at the suet feeder...



Good times!

Comments

  1. You have wonderful yard birds. Congrats on your new yard bird. I am always seeing the Song Sparrow and I am wishing it was another kind of sparrow for a change. Love the shots of the flciker.

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  2. I feel they way that flicker looks in the last photo about starlings too. Darn starlings! Nice yard pics!

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  3. Very cool flickers! I hear them, but I've never had one at my feeder. I suspect the snow may bring more birds to feeders--do you find this to be the case?

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  4. Ya know that last flicker is a hybrid between red and yellow shafted. You may have posted that before...can't remember. He's got the red on the back of the head which red shafteds don't have. Hot!

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  5. Super cool flicker hybrid! I'm always keeping my eyes peeled for one.

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  6. Super shots congrats on the Song Sparrow!

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  7. I really loved the colors on the Finch.

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  8. Oh wow I hadn't even noticed the flicker was a hybrid! Thanks for pointing that out!

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