Many people only feed birds in the winter, but I enjoy feeding them year round.
Blue jays, blue buntings, various types of sparrows, and an occasional grossbeak
The variety has been less this summer than last.
Here are some that I caught this evening:
|I always love the bright red cardinals.|
|The tufted titmouse is not shy, and doesn't fly away - |
even when I'm watering my plants below the feeder!
|This little downy woodpecker and his mate are frequent visitors.|
|The black capped chickadee is like his cousin the titmouse, |
and seems more tame than many of the other birds.
|The house finch and the purple finch are regular visitors,|
and are not easy to tell apart at a quick glance.
|The goldfinches aren't as numerous as they were earlier this spring.|
|This ladder backed woodpecker is easily frightened -|
probably because he knows my husband won't tolerate
him pecking on our house!
have made appearances, but I haven't been able to catch them on camera.
Our mulberry tree puts out berries all summer,
and is a favorite of the robins and mockingbirds.
Birdwatching makes me appreciate our Creative Creator.
Each bird is so unique in its markings, behaviors, bird calls,
songs, and even in its choice of what it likes to eat.
Are you a birdwatcher?
Do you have a favorite bird?
To see my Names of God on Rocks post for this week, click HERE!