New yard bird.

I know, serious yawn.  But I don't care.  On Tuesday I looked out at the bird bath and saw a robin sharing the water with a Fox Sparrow!  Fox Sparrow was a bird I always expected to show up in my yard last winter but never did.  I was never able to track one down on my winter motorless birding trips either so it's actually both a new yard bird and a new motorless bird.  Score.

I don't know why it took me so long to buy a damn bird bath. 

American Goldfinches have been taking over.  I put out a second bird feeder (a $5 job from a thrift store) and it's usually packed with them.  

Cedar Waxwings have been daily visitors since my ash tree became filled with snacks. 

Another thing I've noticed in the yard is the Lesser Goldfinches chewing on sunflower leaves.  Huh?

Oh yeah and all these photos were taken through dirty dirty windows, sometimes at angles that make focusing impossible.  All this yard action was made possible because I have an extra dog right now, sometimes an extra extra dog, and birding elsewhere is a bit difficult.

Good times.


  1. Congrats on your new yardbird. You have a nice variety of birds in your yard. Did you get some new dogs? Cute puppy dogs, I thought you only had the two?
    Happy birding!

  2. Badass. It's funny, but I was excited to add American Robin to my yard list at the new place.

  3. One extra dog? That looks like two. I heart Kevin. I've seen lots of birds eat sunflower leaves. Not sure what that's all about.

    1. Bender was my extra dog. Kevin was my extra extra dog.

  4. ITs a dogs life eh? LOVE those four legged bundles of energy and joy. Great shots at the bird bath, and the ash tree. Fox sparrows should be arriving here soon, they visit in winter!

  5. Nice yard bird! And a bit early, no? Perhaps this one's moving further south than Portland.

    1. Definitely seemed early to me, he stuck around at least three days too. Just had my FOS Golden-crowned too. Sparrow city!


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