Archive for January, 2007

Freezy birdy day

Monday, January 15th, 2007

This has been the best birding day in the yard since we have moved here. The temp is dropping steadily – about 32 right now and we have seen birds this morning that we have never had in the yard before. Here is the list as of 12:30p.
1) Golden Fronted Woodpecker – black oil sunflower seed from blue feeder, hanging seed cake
2) Northern Cardinals – sunflower and special mix
3) Chipping Sparrow – sunflower,special mix, millet feeder, and hanging seed cake
4) House Sparrow – sunflower
5) Female House Finch – male must be somewhere close – special mix
6) Tufted Titmice – sunflower and special mix
7) Black-capped chickadee – sunflower and hanging seedcake
8) American Goldfinch – flock of 10, had one mature male w/black cap, and one that had a white cap, but otherwise was marked as a male. One also had a very white tail. Have not had these prior to today.
9) White-Winged Dove – sunflower on ground
10) Mourning Dove – sunflower on ground – don’t normally see them as much as the White-Winged
11) American Robin – 2 male, 2 female out the side yard in the grass
12) Carolina Wren – all over – enjoying everything
13) Northen Mockingbird – out the side yard in the grass
14) Ruby-Crowned Kinglet – male – saw his red head crest clearly
15) Dark-Eyed Junco – Dean spotted them in the leaf litter beneath the Live Oak out back – two or more
16) Bewicks Wren – on the side of the house – flitting
17) Greater Roadrunner – Spotted him all poofed out sitting on a paver in front of the privet. He was so poofed out that I could barely recognize him. Spotted several times after hunting the privet.


Thursday, January 11th, 2007

Trust no one who attempts to influence by using fear.