American Goldfinch in one of our little evergreens.
Red-tailed hawk in the back corner of our yard...looking for breakfast?
The Cooper's Hawk came for two more visits. On the first visit I was trying to get a shot of a Cardinal through our dining room window when everyone took off in an explosion of feathers. Rocket Bob (the Cooper's Hawk) blasted past the window brushing his wings against it and snagged a Cardinal that was sitting so briefly on a holly bush. I guess I'll have to change the counts now...
On his (or a relatives) second visit, he was in the way back and dived down into the scrub where the Sparrows roost. I didn't see if he was successful or not, though I did see a good number of escapees!
This year, the count has been lower, possibly due to our buddy Bob. We haven't seen the Titmouse, Chickadee, or any of the woodpeckers that usually stop by for a snack at one of the eight feeders. We have something for everyone, black oil sunflower, thistle, cracked corn, suet, and a delightful blend of nuts, including macadamia nuts, spoiled rotten birds...
Maybe we'll have better luck on Sunday.
Oh no...poor Red! :-( We're doing okay with the count. For some unknown reason, my Cooper's and Red-shouldered Hawks were absent today, so my birds are happy. Loved your Tree Sparrow photo (one of my favorite birds).ReplyDelete