New bird to the area


Purple finch

This Purple Finch was at the feeder this morning, sharing with a bluejay and other finches. Shortly thereafter, this bird showed up in a clearing in front of the house, pecking at the logs on the ground. It’s a Northern Flicker!


Northern Flicker!

Rose-breasted Grosbeak birds

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Rose-breasted Grosbeak

After about 6-7 weeks of feeding black sunflower seeds to the locals, mostly Finches and American Goldfinches and Black Hat Chickadees, a couple grosbeaks how shown up. They are bigger than the finches, as is easily apparent in their efforts to squeeze onto the perch of the bird feeder and still be able to turn their head in and get seeds.
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Birds enjoying sunflower seeds

Just a couple shots at the feeder today.

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This is where they park themselves, high up in a alder tree next to the house when they are spooked, or just resting.



When they decide to move back, they do so about 1-2 trees closer at a time. Eventually one gets brave enough to go to the feeder and not long after that it gets busy again.

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perched and parked

Bird photo bomb


close up with gopro

This snapshot I thought was quite funny. A close up of a purple finch, yet in the background there is another purple finch wanting to get in on the picture.

This was part of some recording I was doing of a small mesh feeder I made for the birds this spring.


#bird buffet #animals #birdy #birdsofinstagram #goldfinch #sparrows

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Goldfinches line up

The line up at the fly-thru is long this morning. Expect long delays. Tweet us your thoughts 🙂

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Goldfinches on clothesline


#birds of a feather…

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Talk is cheap. #Tweets are #cheep.

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Who needs twitter with all of this tweeting!!!😀

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Ice had blocked our internet access all morning. So we spent time with the locals. A few videos headed your way 😀

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