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A few more bird photos from Canadian Hill Farm. Unfortunately a male Red-bellied Woodpecker hit the window last week and was killed. The female is still coming to the feeders.

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

More bird photos from Canadian Hill Farm. Since we really haven’t had much of a winter I’ve spend more time than usual photographing birds. I managed to capture this photo late in the day when the sun was shining on some pine trees in the background.

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee

I managed to capture this photo just as a Dark-eyed Junco cleared the snow off of her back.

Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

I almost always have Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers hanging around my suet feeders.

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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

It’s been a bummer of a winter. A couple of weeks ago we were scheduled to get some light flurries several times during the day. As it turned out there wasn’t much to it except several times during the day we has some spectacularly large snowflakes. They were over an inch in diameter and larger than anything I’ve seen on the farm. I grabbed my cameras and started photographing birds during these brief heavy flurries.

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Hairy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

This last photo was taken of the large snowflakes against a background of White Pine trees.

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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

This winter started out so warm that some of the winter birds that frequent my feeders were not around. These are the usual suspects that were around.

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Yes we had had snow although the grass is very green as we approach Christmas. It has been a strange year. We have had some beautiful snow falling several times this winter. On a couple of occasions it has been very large flakes. I love to photograph birds when it snows out. It can be a little tricky because I’m usually working with very low light conditions. It sometimes takes a lot of shots to get a keeper.

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

Hairy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

A couple of Grey Catbirds have been hanging around the feeders. They generally don’t feed except they do have a sweet tooth for the grape jelly I have out for the orioles. I’ve noticed they also have a problem with the occasional Blue Jays that come to the feeder. I can always tell if there is a Blue Jay around because of the posture of the Grey Catbirds.

Grey Catbird

Grey Catbird

Blue Jay

Blue Jay

Large numbers of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are currently at the feeders.

Rose Breasted Grosbeak

Rose Breasted Grosbeak

There are a fair number of American Goldfinches around. This is a change from the spring when they all but disappeared from my feeders.

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

The House Sparrows continue to appear at my feeders. The past few weeks they had their young with them and now the young seem to be feeding on their own.

House Sparrows

House Sparrows

The orioles have started to return to the feeders. They were here in large numbers and then left to raise their young. Now that the young are getting ready to fledge they have started to return. I would expect that they will return with their young with the next couple of weeks.

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

The Downy Woodpeckers are around feeding on my suet. I have regular suet out that I got from the butcher shop but they much prefer the more expensive peanut butter suet.

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

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.