I love, love birds - my store is name Nest, so how could I not. We purchased a small bird feeder last Spring and it was so enjoyable watching our resident birds; we even had a family of Cardinals we watch raise their young who still remain with us. So, stepping up my game, I heard about FeederWatch and joined in the Fall - I'll submit counts through April. This data will be used to help understand migratory patterns, disease, and general bird behavior.
|Peggy, our one legged Cardinal - yes, she really has only one leg!|
A few surprises have been Inca Doves, which are a bit of a rarity this far East, a huge influx of yellow rumped warblers, and ruby crowned kinglets.
|Yellow Rumped Warbler|
|Ruby Crowned Kinglet|
Frankly I never noticed these birds before this opportunity and now I'm glad to recognize them and their unique behaviors.
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