It has been a long time since I have been able to share photos from the Sabine feeder.
Things have changed.
I haven’t seen many Orioles, but there are a few around.
The enemy is baffled. These things really work!
It was definitely girls day out for breakfast this morning for the Grosbeaks. There were four females at the feeder at the same time.
I have not seen any males since I have been back…. which actually hasn’t given me much time at all to observe!
However, there was one with different coloring, trying to get at a feeder no self respecting Grosbeak would try for. I conclude this is an immature bird who hasn’t figured things out yet. Also, I noted the red under the wings and a more discernible reddish hue to the breast feathers. Interesting.
This woodpecker was amusing. She got a nice shiny peanut and couldn’t get it down, try try as she might.
Eventually she actually put it back into the feeder, regrouped, grabbed it again, and flew away with it.
The Chickadee contingent has been scare. But this one is coming in to eat… note the darker gray feathers of the breast. Also immature?