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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

The first blizzard of the year brought many of my birds back to the feeder. There is nothing I enjoy more in the winter than photography birds during a blizzard.

Northern Cardinals

Northern Cardinals

White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal

House Sparrow

House Sparrow

Hairy woodpecker

Hairy woodpecker

Common Redpoll

Common Redpoll

Blue Jay

Blue Jay

These are some of the birds at my feeder during the first few weeks of spring.

The Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers have been around all winter and they have been very active this spring. I see them a lot when I put out the Peanut Butter Suit. For some reason they really like it.

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

The Dark-eyed Juncos are around all winter but they seem to leave just about the time spring came. They were gone for a couple of weeks but are back again. I’m thinking the birds around now are migrants that are just stopping off to resupply.

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A small number of Pine Siskins have been around all winter and they are still around.

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The White-breasted Nuthatches have been around all winter. I still see them at the feeders. One in particular likes to grab a Black Sunflower seed and then fly over to the fence post and try and crack it open.

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The one bird that has returned from the south is the Song Sparrow. A couple of them have been hanging around the feeders and the pines in front of the house. they usually nest in the pines.

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My main interest is photographing birds while it’s snowing out but I do shoot at other times. These are a few birds seen at my feeders in the last few weeks.

Blue Jay

Blue Jay

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

During the recent snowstorm I managed to capture a relatively large number of photos showing two birds. Generally I photograph single birds but there were so many birds around during the storm that they were packed around the feeder.

Northern Cardinal and House Sparrow

Northern Cardinal and House Sparrow

White-breasted Nuthatch and Downy Woodpecker

White-breasted Nuthatch and Downy Woodpecker

Black-capped Chickadee and House Sparrow

Black-capped Chickadee and House Sparrow

A few days ago we had, what was supposed to be, a brief morning snow squall. I had an appointment in town in the morning and was disappointed that I would miss the opportunity to photograph birds. As it turned out the snow squall turned into an all day event giving me an opportunity to get some great winter bird shots.

Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal

Blue Jay

Blue Jay

Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Northern Cardinal - female

Northern Cardinal – female

White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

The White-breasted Nuthatch is another bird that doesn’t always show up at my feeders. I had a pair appear this past summer and they seemed to have been joined by another pair for the coming winter.

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White-breasted-Nuthatch-14-12-_0436More bird photos from the farm can be found on my website.

Just before winter ended we had a snowstorm so I tried to photograph some of the birds that were hanging around my feeders.

Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal

White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee

Hairy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

It started snowing about 9pm last night and when I woke up this morning it was a bright sunny day with about 3 inches of snow on the ground. I decided to take a few bird photos while the snow was still around.

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

May started off with a bang. I started snowing on the evening of May 1st, continued all day on May 2nd and finally ended mid day on the 3rd of May. Well over a foot of heavy wet snow. It was difficult photographing birds because of the heavy snowfall and the wet snow hitting the windows but I managed to capture a few of the spring birds at the feeding stations.

I had a lot of White-throated Sparrows around during the storm. I’ve had a few of them around in the past but never this many.

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The Northern Cardinals are still around although only a couple of pairs of them. Nothing like the dozen or so I had this winter. They really looked miserable during the storm.

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The Dark-eyed Juncos were all gone after a week of 70 and 80 degree weather but a few of them returned after the storm.

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The Song Sparrows have been around for several weeks and I suspect they will again be nesting in the bushes near the house. I think any thoughts of nesting have been delayed a bit because of the storm.

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House Sparrows are rarely seen around the farm. I’m not sure why. I see them around town a lot but not on the farm. This one turned up during the storm.

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There were a pair of White-breasted Nuthatches at the feeder during the storm but I was not able to get a photo of them together.

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I’ve had good number of House Finches around the feeder in the past couple of weeks and they turned up during the storm.

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The last time I saw the American Goldfinches they were molting. They were not around much during the warm weather but turned up, in small numbers, during the storm. It looks like molting has been completed.

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I’m not sure what this bird is. It turned up at the feeder during the height of the storm but I haven’t figured out what it is.

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There were a variety of other birds around but I wasn’t able to get any Photos.