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~Feathers on Friday

~There have been a few House Finches hanging around this past week.

A handsome male in his breeding plumage.
His partner, not as colorful, but still pretty!
A male House Finch in black and white. I was justing playing around with this one.

~A Red-breasted Nuthatch

These little guys don’t stay still very long.

~The Black-capped Chick-a-dee

Also, hard to capture for me anyway, because they don’t stay still for long.

~There have been three Osprey flying around the house. Their nest is about a half-mile away.

~My favorite pair of Robins are building a nest in our yard.

The male taking a rest.

Happy Birding! Stay safe.

 

~Feathers on Friday, plus one furry critter

~Dark-eyed Junco – Pink-sided.

 

Pink-sided. Winter brings them into our yard, They love eating seed and suet.

The Dark-eyed Junco is a medium-sized sparrow with a rounded head, a short, stout bill and a fairly long, conspicuous tail.

Dark-eyed Juncos are birds of the ground. They hop around the bases of trees and shrubs in forests or venture out onto lawns looking for fallen seeds. You’ll often hear their high chip notes, given almost absent-mindedly while foraging, or intensifying as they take short, low flights through cover.

Dark-eyed Juncos breed in coniferous or mixed-coniferous forests across Canada, the western U.S., and in the Appalachians. During winter you’ll find them in open woodlands, fields, parks, roadsides, and backyards.

(Info taken from the web)

~We had a little furry visitor this morning. It was 18 degrees outside. I should have let her in.

Please remember to help the birds survive the winter by putting up bird feeders.