Chilly Flock

A chill in the air decreases the spacing between the birds on the wire. Nearly a month ago, when the weather was warmer, fewer birds were more widely spaced.

Am I the only one reminded of aphids?

Birds at our Feeders

The birds have discovered our feeders and visit in flocks. Here are the birds we’ve seen at our feeders so far this week:

  • Acorn woodpecker
  • American goldfinch (m/f)
  • Black-capped chickadee
  • Bushtit
  • Dark-eyed junco (juvenile f)
  • European starling
  • House finch (m/f)
  • Red-winged blackbird (m/f)
  • Western scrub-jay
  • White-breasted nuthatch

And then, there’s Hammy, the Douglas’ squirrel who cleans up the ground after the birds. We haven’t (yet) seen him try to climb to the feeders.

Do you have any feeders out? What birds do you see?

The Goldfinches Return

A couple of weeks ago I cleaned and refilled the bird feeder. Today the goldfinches discovered my work.

At this rate, I’ll have to refill it by the end of the week.1No complaints here. They’re beautiful! :-)

Update. I already had to fill the feeder two days later. The finches seem to appreciate my thoughtfulness. :-)

Bird Head Tracking

Our favorite chicken giver, Destin, has another video on birds’ head-tracking abilities. Can you say “mutually orthogonal”?