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Several other turned up while I was out in my blind watching the bluebirds feeding their young.

 

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Chipping Sparrow

American Goldfinch

 

The Chipping Sparrows have returned and are spending time at my feeders.

 

Just a few of the birds around the feeder this summer.

American Goldfinch

Downy Woodpecker

Chipping Sparrow

Baltimore Oriole

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.

The first part of April the first Eastern Bluebirds returned for the summer. They have been searching for housing in the area.

Eastern Bluebird

They were followed by the Tree Swallows. The battle for nesting spots has begun.

Tree Swallow

The Chipping Sparrows have been frequenting my feeders.

Chipping Sparrow

The song Sparrows are back and singing up a storm.

Song Sparrow

White-throated Sparrows can be found at the Feeders.

White-throated Sparrow

The Dark-eyed Junco is a winter bird but a few of them are still hanging around. I expect they will all be gone in the next few weeks.

Dark-eyed Junco

 

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

Last week I saw my first Chipping Sparrow at my feeder.

Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Yesterday the first of the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks returned.

Rose-breasted Grosebeak

Rose-breasted Grosebeak

I have a number of birds at my feeders. They Grey Catbirds have been around and are raising their young in a pine tree near the feeders. They have been battling the Blue Jays most of the summer. Apparently the jays go after the eggs and young of other birds.

Grey Catbird

Grey Catbird

The goldfinches have been absent for much of the spring. I have no idea why but they have returned recently to feed on the thistle seeds.

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

The Rose-breasted Grosbeaks have been around most of the summer and have recently returned to the feeders with their young.

Rose-breasted Grosebeak

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

The Baltimore Orioles were absent while they were raising their young. They have recently returned to the feeders in large numbers with their young.

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

I have a few Chipping Sparrows around the feeders from time to time.

Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

This fledgling Eastern Bluebird has been hanging around with its parents.

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

I continue to find a number of Chipping Sparrows hanging around the feeder.

Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

The Eastern Phoebes have returned. I mentioned that they were not nesting around the house for the first time in years. But I’m now seeing and adult and a fledgling hanging around the house but not nesting.

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe

American Goldfinches are around in large numbers. They are really going though the thistle seeds.

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

 

Most of the birds are now off raising their young. The Baltimore and Orchard Orioles were at the feeders in large numbers but they have tailed off. Hopefully they are nesting in the area and will return to the feeders with their young.

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

Orchard Oriole

Orchard Oriole

The Grey Catbirds are nesting around the house in various evergreen trees and shrubs.

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The Chipping Sparrows are also nesting in the same evergreen trees. It might get crowded.

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The Woodpeckers are some of the most frequent visitors to my feeding stations. Hopefully they will be bringing their young to the feeders in the near future.

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Red bellied Woodpecker

Red bellied Woodpecker

The Ruby-throated Humming birds are going through about a gallon of sugar water every few days.

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More bird photos can be found on my website.

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