Saturday, December 27, 2008
Still Identifying Friends
A fairly new visitor to the backyard is what I believe to be a Yellow-rumped Warbler. Sooo cute !
He likes my homemade suet.
Trying out this bluebird feeder cage for suet to see if it deters the Starlings.
Well..it sorta works. Cage just makes it harder for them since the holes are so small.
Didn't know who these guys were until I went to Gardenweb Bird forum for help.
I was told they're female Brown-headed Cowbirds. Who would have guessed?
Looks nothing like the male Cowbird. At first thought they were House Sparrows.
When I captured them together you can definitely tell the difference.
Both girls are in the center. Big difference !
What's with all the female birds not being as attractive as the "DUDES" ???
Juvenile Red-winged Blackbird. Thanks for that ID Cameron.
Not too many of these Grackles so far this year.
Don't get to see this one too often...
maybe because of the abundant aggressive birds.
Why is it that the pretty birds are so few ?
Like this White breasted Nuthatch.
I think when it stays cold for awhile we'll be seeing more varieties.
Today it was 56 f or 13 c. It should be about 40 degrees.