These were not as chatty as the birds in my previous post but it could be that the lady who feeds them was half asleep when she took these photos, and still is....
One of my favorite birds around here is the Tufted Titmouse. I love their sweet song. I have a pair that visit every day. They flit around so much that it's hard to get them in the same picture, but I was lucky.
I think this one is a female Cowbird. She was always with the males and those I easily recognize. Feel free to let me know if I am wrong.
This one is a Red-bellied Woodpecker, a female I'm guessing as there is a touch of grey on her head. She is the same one as in my previous post and was checking out the seed - or bugs -that had fallen into the cracks.
The Cardinals are in the garden all year round and I love them. In fact I love all the birds that visit here, as I have probably mentioned before.
The Goldfinches have been visiting for about the last month. This one seems to have gone through its molting process as the others looked a bit bedraggled and patchy.
We also get many Sparrows and Robins, a few Downy Woodpeckers, Black-capped Chickadees, Blue Jays, lots of Mourning Doves, Grackles and the occasional Crow. Hawks landed on the deck rail quite a while ago, parent and child and I would see them at the top of the tallest tree. They were absolutely gorgeous but I was ambivalent. I wanted them to hang around and yet wanted them to move on also. I haven't seen them in a very long time. I stopped filling the bird feeders for obvious reasons, but I think the little birds knew they were in danger as they were also scarce for a while. When after a few days the Hawks didn't make any more appearances, I refilled the bird feeders. I had a Red-Wing Blackbird for a few days but he moved on, and I used to have lots of Starlings who got really agitated with the Grackles and fought for their place at the feeders. They haven't been around for a long time either. We also get House Finches and Wrens. In the wintertime a lot of Grey-slated Junco's keep us company but when we had the warmer weather they disappeared. They have done this every year since we have lived in our home. Always a welcome sight at the beginning of winter and I am sad to see them go in the Spring.
I enjoy the activity in the garden and am always looking for a new bird to land here, one that I haven't seen before. Then there are the Squirrels and Chipmunks, and the occasional Raccoon, but then that's another story.