Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Indigo Bunting & Northern Oriole.
This spring wasn’t the greatest for outdoor activities. That is to say, it was cold, dark , rainy and often windy. But the backyard birding was great. I have six different feeders scattered throughout the back yard. Here is the view of three of them from my station on the recliner. There you might find me reading, working a crossword, writing something for this blog or peering over the window sill to see if any new feathered friends have arrived for lunch. Take a look.
From left to right - Indigo Bunting, Hairy Woodpecker, Chipping Sparrow, Goldfinch Female Rose Breasted Grosbeak.
Posted by troutbirder at 9:30 AM
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Lovely post and my type of garden, complete with birds. I even have binoculars handy in case a new and rare bird arrives. All I need for peace and quiet and happiness is to get rid of the squirrels.ReplyDelete
You sure do have a variety of birds to watch, TB. I love to watch them, too. Thanks for sharing yours with me. :-)ReplyDelete
Hi troutbirder, Neat selection of photos. At first glance it looks like the Hairy Woodpecker has already done some serious work on the log but then I realize it's a feeder. I'll bet you have fun watching all this. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Wow! That's a great display. What do you feed them to attract so many colorful and beautiful birds? I urge your readers to click on the pictures and see them in full size.ReplyDelete
When you say "these pictures show only part of it" do you mean there's not a picture of you dozing in the recliner? And by the way, what does your wife feed you to keep you coming around?
I love your birds. Many of them we glimpse only during migration as they head up to visit you for the summer.ReplyDelete
Hi TB, I think you have a White-crowned Sparrow there on the ground. Check outReplyDelete
that plain gray band across the back and the crisp black and white stripes that
are so typical of the White-crown. Great angle for a challenging ID. Thanks!
Hap in New Hope (MN)
You had some real colorful visitors! Happy 4th to you and Mrs TB:)ReplyDelete
It must be delightful to sit out there.ReplyDelete
Fun! I love to feed the birds too. Today we had a chipmunk join the party. :-)ReplyDelete
Beautiful birds. You have a nice variety.ReplyDelete
oh I am so jealous!ReplyDelete
I thought I had replied to this already. But trouble with mobile devices... Anyway, great shots. I know from experience, that getting a good shot of a bird isn't easy, but getting two species in one shot is, well, amazing.ReplyDelete
what a nice variety!ReplyDelete
and my wisconsin family has a lot of that 'minnesota nice', too. :)