Sunday, March 31, 2013

Today's Backyard Birdie Vids!

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Titmouse enjoying breakfast.


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Morning meal for a Golden Finch


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Male House Finch

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Wife joins him. Have a wonderful Easter!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Golden Finch March 30, 2013

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Love these Golden Finches. They come through this time of year and hang around for a month or so. Enjoy!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Papa Cardinal feeding baby, Chirping House Finch, Carolina Chickadee cracking shell.

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Gotta catch this one right at the beginning!


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House Finch Chirping! Love these sounds.


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Carolina Chickadee cracking sunflower shell. Gets chased off by Finch! Enjoy!



Thursday, March 28, 2013

Blue Jay & Tufted Titmouse From This Morning

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This common, large songbird is familiar to many people, with its perky crest; blue, white, and black plumage; and noisy calls. Blue Jays are known for their intelligence and complex social systems with tight family bonds. Their fondness for acorns is credited with helping spread oak trees after the last glacial period.


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A little gray bird with an echoing voice, the Tufted Titmouse is common in eastern deciduous forests and a frequent visitor to feeders. The large black eyes, small, round bill, and brushy crest gives these birds a quiet but eager expression that matches the way they flit through canopies, hang from twig-ends, and drop in to bird feeders. When a titmouse finds a large seed, you’ll see it carry the prize to a perch and crack it with sharp whacks of its stout bill.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Backyard Birdies! House Finch at our feeder.

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The House Finch is a recent introduction from western into eastern North America (and Hawaii), but it has received a warmer reception than other arrivals like the European Starling and House Sparrow. That’s partly due to the cheerful red head and breast of males, and to the bird’s long, twittering song, which can now be heard in most of the neighborhoods of the continent. If you haven’t seen one recently, chances are you can find one at the next bird feeder you come across.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

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GOLDEN FINCHES, DOVES, AND CHICKADEES


BLACK-CAPED CHICKADEE!

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A bird almost universally considered “cute” thanks to its oversized round head, tiny body, and curiosity about everything, including humans. The chickadee’s black cap and bib; white cheeks; gray back, wings, and tail; and whitish underside with buffy sides are distinctive. Its habit of investigating people and everything else in its home territory, and quickness to discover bird feeders, make it one of the first birds most people learn.