Tuesday, December 9, 2008

It is nature nutty!

It is downright astounding how many critters we get here every day. Not just varieties (although my list will shock you) but the number of each of them that comes to our yard!

Here is my variety list so far:

Stellar Jay

Acorn Woodpecker

Chestnutbacked Chickadee

Black Capped Chickadee

Spotted Towhee

European Starling


Eastern Finch

House Finch

Redwinged Blackbird



Northern Flicker

and a tiny woodpecker I have yet to find a variety for that likes hanging out in my oak tree and pulling moss off to find bugs.

This is a pretty common list for around here. In fact, there are some varieties that I had at the other house that I still have not seen here. BUT, it is the amount of birds that astounds me. At any moment each morning, you can see about 25 birds in my backyard. They come in flocks. 5 Red Winged Blackbirds that decide to raid the suet feeder at the same time. 4 Stellar Jays that come for the acorns and can be seen pecking the ground and flipping leaves up in the air. Chickadees and Nuthatches coming one after the other all morning long to the black oil sunflower seed feeder. It is amazing!

Here is a slide show of all the critters we have seen and gotten pictures of so far.


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