Massachusetts yard stuff.

Most of my time back east was spent at my parents' house on Cape Cod where the yard birds are pretty damn good on there own.  Here's a brief rundown to tide you over until I get to the fun non-yard birds from the Cape.

Baby robins fledged the day before I arrived

 Their cozy below-the-deck nest

The grackle king

Eastern Kingbird = cool

Eastern Kingbird on a nest = even cooler

Very well concealed

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Chippy stuffing its cheeks

Baltimore Oriole

My parents attract tons of orioles, both Baltimore and Orchard, with their jelly feeders.  One evening I saw a feather hanging out of the jelly and thought it was an oriole feather, but when I gave it a tug a whole dead baby bird came with it.  :(

Not sure how this scene came about. 

That's it from the yard, the rest of Cape Cod to come soon!  Good times and many thanks to my parents for always keeping their feeders stocked when I'm in town!!!