The Feeder Feed

Things are slow at the feeders these days.  There seems to be a new flock… or should it be flutter… of Chickadees.  I have noticed also young Nuthatches, both the usual sort and the Red-breasted.  Here is a young Red-Breasted Nuthatch.

Speaking of Red-Breasted, here is Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the male version.

I have been seeing fewer of them these days.

The other variety.

A rather exciting visit came from a family, I think, of Flickers.  There were four of them.  I managed to get three in this shot.

The Hummingbirds are drinking like fiends and there are numerous thief-like Jays.

These days the feed that goes faster than anything else is, without question here, the black sunflower seeds.  That seems to be what everyone wants.

Ah yes… I had a Bald Eagle fly through my yard as well.  That woke me up.

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4 Responses to The Feeder Feed

  1. Banjo pickin girl says:

    Yes, those are flickers. They love ants. They have a very wild sounding “song.” Similar to the pileated woodpecker but not as wild as that.

  2. KAS says:

    When I was a kid there was a flicker who liked to come to my window when I was doing homework and watch me. It was fun. I loved seeing that bird close up.

  3. wanda says:

    We have a metal cap on our chimney and sometimes a Flicker comes and ‘raps’ on it. It sounds like a jackhammer echoing down through to the living room. But they are very pretty and I wish I could get one to eat ants for me. The bird pictures are great as always, it must have been a very surprising sight to see the Bald Eagle fly through! How fantastic.

  4. JonPatrick says:

    Our feeders are well attended by beautiful Goldfinches which often come in male / female pairs to feed. Also numerous chipping sparrows. I have heard a flicker occasionally but have yet to see one.