Saturday brought warm temps in the 70’s so I ventured outside to linger in the yard one last time before the cold weather really sets in. The birds were crazy busy at all the feeders. Good thing for me since I started my Project FeederWatch counts for the season. Are you participating? See the banner over on the right for more information (under my social links). →→→
While I was laying on my picnic bench soaking up the warmth, I saw a Red-bellied Woodpecker nearby. Hoping he would come visit our suet feeder, I ran into the house for my camera.
I snapped these shots as he flew about the yard and grabbed a snack.
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The Dark-eyed Juncos were pretty busy also. In years past, they’ve only eaten seed off the ground. This year I guess they feel at home because they regularly feed from my hoppers and trays. They are such cute little snowbirds. 🙂
Lastly, the Black-capped Chickadees waste no time! They simply get right IN the feeder. They speedily grab a piece of food, scamper away to pound on it and then return for more.
What fun things are happening in your garden with the approach of winter? Any unusual bird sightings?
By the way, the next day there was a 40 degree temperature swing and we dropped into the 30’s with freezing rain and a dusting of snow. Such extremes! A reminder that winter is not far away…