Last week, I showed you pictures of 10 different Backyard Birds at my feeders (click HERE
for that post).... Today, I'll share a few more which have recently been here to visit.
Birds I showed you last week: Red-headed Woodpecker, Bluejay, Brown Thrasher, Red-Bellied Woodpeckers, Mourning Dove, Northern Cardinal, Goldfinches, House Finches, Downy Woodpecker and the Eastern Bluebird. Today--I'll show some of these again, but will add SIX more: Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Pileated Woodpecker, Gray Catbird, Carolina Wren and a Hairy Woodpecker...
Others that come regularly which I haven't gotten a picture of yet are: Carolina Chickadee and a few Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, whose feeders are in different locations... During other seasons, I have American Robins (yes--they come to the feeders), Northern Flicker Woodpeckers (don't know where they are this summer), Dark-eyed Juncos (winter only), and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks (migrate through here in Spring and Fall)...
We have plenty of other birds around --but these are the ones who come to my Bird Kitchen!!!!!! Hope you enjoy another installment of my Summer Birds.. Be sure to click on the photos to see them larger.
|Pileated Woodpecker on top of the Arbor|
This woodpecker is trying so hard to find a way to get down to the Suet feeder!!! I enjoyed watching him... Think he's a young Pileated....
This Catbird looks dark enough to be a Cowbird ---but his 'mew' sound (which sounds like a baby crying) tells me that he is a Catbird (plus the fact that he doesn't have a brown head)...
|Male Northern Cardinal|
This male Cardinal --with his tuft standing up--just looks so regal, doesn't he???? Such a beautiful bird.... (Colin--enjoy him!!!!)
|Female Northern Cardinal|
Could it be that Mr. Cardinal has a 'lady friend' above him in the plate feeder??????? Isn't she beautiful also????? (That is one of our many Goldfinches beside her.)
|Mourning Dove --and a Juvenile Red-bellied Woodpecker|
This is a good picture of our 'resident' Mourning Dove... We have two of them who come to the feeders regularly... Such beauties!!!!
I love the little Carolina Wrens... The only problem we ever have with them is that they want to nest in our garage. We won't let them because at times when we are gone, that garage can get very very hot, since it stays closed up... SO--we are constantly 'shooing' them out of the garage during the daytime when it is open.
I'm excited to finally get a picture of this bird at the suet feeder. He (they) don't come very often --but I have seen them a few times---always when I am not near the camera. This time I captured him.. He is a Hairy Woodpecker... He is similar to a Downy (which we have LOTS of) ---but much larger and with a much longer beak.... What a beauty!!!
I must show you one more picture of the prettiest birds (well--besides our Bluebirds) at the feeders these days... Isn't he gorgeous?
Finally, here is another picture showing that Mr. Pileated did make it to the suet feeder... Instead of flying down from the top, he started at the plate feeder--and flew UP to the suet feeder.. Smart one, he is!!!! (That yellow thing in the picture is our rain gauge --which is hooked to the arbor. It had SIX inches in it last week!!!!)
More Bird News: There are 2 baby Bluebirds in the nestbox, plus one egg which hasn't hatched yet.. They should fledge about August 1st..... So exciting!
Have a great day. And Happy Birthday to my eldest son today... Bert is 49 years young today.... YIPES---that makes me ANCIENT...... (I was 20 when he was born!)