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The Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are eating most of my sunflower seeds.

Helping the Grosbeaks are the American Goldfinches. They are also eating most of the thistle seeds.

At the start of summer the Baltimore Orioles were absent from the feeders while they raised their young. They have now returned with their young.

Red-bellied Woodpeckers have been at the feeders all summer eating   suet, sunflower seeds and grape jelly.Downy woodpeckers have also been at the feeders.

The Grey Catbirds have a nest near the feeders and spend a lot of time eating grape jelly.

Mourning Doves spend a lot of time under the feeders cleaning up the mess.

Northern Cardinals are around year around.

This past week I saw large numbers of American Goldfinches at my feeders. I hadn’t seen many for a while but the are really back and loving a new thistle seed feeder.

The second most frequent visitor to the feeder is the White-throated Sparrow. They tend to turn up in large numbers in the spring. They are ground feeders so it is not unusual to see a dozen of them on the ground under the feeders.

I’ve seen Yellow-rumped Warblers around the farm in the spring but this is the first time I’ve seen them at my feeders. There seems to be about a half dozen of them that are enjoying my suet feeders. The first few days there were only males at the feeder but I’ve noticed a females are now showing up.

I have a number of Chipping Sparrows at my feeders. The too seem to like the Suet feeders.

As I mentioned in yesterdays blog the House Sparrow has taken over my feeders. My most frequent visitor used to be the American Goldfinch but they have almost dissapeared from my feeders over the last month.

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Bird photography is a bit iffy sometimes. Actually most of the shots are not worth keeping. Here are a few near misses from the past several weeks.

Hairy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

When it snows the birds turn up at my feeders. More winter bird photography can be found on my website.

Hairy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Blue Jay

Blue Jay

American Goldfinches

American Goldfinches

We recently had our first winter snow storm. I spent the day photographing birds at my feeders.

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

American Goldfinch and White-breasted Nuthatch

American Goldfinch and White-breasted Nuthatch

House Sparrow

House Sparrow

House Finch

Purple Finch

In between our fall trips I managed to get a few bird photos on the farm.

Blue Jay

Blue Jay

House Sparrow

House Sparrow

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

House Finch

House Finch

Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

I have a large number of birds currently visiting my feeder. Earlier in the fall the American Goldfinches had all but disappeared but they are back in large numbers and eating me out of house and home.

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I also have a large number of Black-capped Chickadees visiting the feeder.

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My Neurotic female North American Cardinal is also back. This spring she started banging on my basement windows. It went on until I covered them with paper. She turned up again after the last batch of babies fledged and she had lost all of the feathers on her head. This fall she is back banging on my basement windows again.

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I have a number of birds at my feeders.

White-throated Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

American Crow

American Crow

We had a nice snowstorm last week and I spend part of the day photographing the birds at my feeder. It was difficult early in the morning because of the low light levels but it lightened up later in the day while continuing to snow.

 

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco

Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch