Tag Archives: Birds

~Friday’s Feathered Friends

My backyard visitors.

~Blue Jay

This poor guy is molting, but still handsome.

~Stellar Jay

These guys usually remain higher in the mountains. It is nice to have her foraging in my yard.

~Black-capped Chickadee

One of my favorite birds, always fun to watch.

Broad-tailed Hummingbird (female)

This little female is probably one of the last to visit my feeders. I had four hanging around, but they have decided to head south. Wishing them a safe journey.

Juncos and White-crowned Sparrows have shown up, indicating they are migrating south and down from higher elevations.

Look for migrating birds in your yard.


Happy Birding!

~More Birds and a lot of snow!

~The same birds have been hanging out at our feeders – the Northern Flicker, Scrub-Jay, American Robin and a Junco are pictured below. These photos were taken Saturday. What a difference a couple of days make!

There have been three Flickers at the suet feeders every day.  For the last three years, a pair of Robins build a nest in the yard; I think this will be year four from the behavior I have seen. I have been putting out mealworms to help them keep up their energy. As you can see in the photo below the male Robin is looking a little scraggly.

I also have White-crowned sparrows, Red-breasted nuthatches, Black-capped Chick-a-dees, Towhees, Red-winged Blackbirds and Osprey (fly-over). I hope to capture photos of these, but they don’t cooperate! 😦 

For the last two days, we have received at least 9 inches of snow with temperatures in the teens.

Stay safe!