Saturday, April 21, 2012

Rainy Day Visitors

While this weekend sports sunny blue skies and 70+F temps, the past week was a little unsettled with off & on showers and very gray skies, but that did not hinder many little visitors to my front yard bird feeders and eating every last seed!  Even a pair of Eurasian Collared Doves are hanging out each day...

Along with many American Goldfinches....

Almost standing on his head to get at that perfect seed!

This little Goldfinch is so obsessed with getting the seed he wanted he did not notice a House Finch landing nearby.  

If he does not watch out, he may get stuck!  He has his head stuck underneath the shield all the way to his wing bars!

Oh, yes, other visitors I saw that day were several Black-capped Chickadees, a Spotted Towhee, a female Red-Shafted Northern Flicker, a pair of Downy Woodpeckers, a couple of Western Scrub Jays, and a half of dozen Black-billed Magpies!

Every bird I saw this day in My Mountain Green are year round birds for my yard.  Last week while I was playing the in the Las Vegas Desert, the Dark Eyed Juncos decided to migrate out.  Now I am waiting for migrating birds and my usual Summer birds to show up.

Time to go outside and enjoy My Mountain Green


grammie g said...

Hi Kathryn...My goodness the right seed must be a black oil sunflower one..; } That is just to funny !!
Thats the favorite of my Goldfinches ..and aren't they happy this time of year they sing from sun up to sundown !!
What I want to know is where do you have that feeder, and how do you get to it??? LOL!!

Roy said...

Those Goldfinches have lovely colouring Kathryn.
A lot of our migrating species are turning up now at last.

Kathryn said...

Grace, yes, the Goldfinches are singing away! Oh my, I have had that feeder forever, I think I got it at Lowe's or Home Depot almost 15 years ago.

Roy, my pictures are not the greatest, but I am trying. Looking forward to seeing all our migrating birds.

Kathie Brown said...

Kathryn, I am sooo jealous! What a haul!