Friday, October 19, 2018

Yard Birds

Immature White-crowned Sparrow

What a morning! It froze even harder last night, with ice all over the cars when I went out.

White-crowned Sparrow

There was a buck on the lawn, maybe thirty feet from where I walk the dogs. It was still dark, but the yard light showed him calmly rising from his bed, having a nice, leisurely stretch, and then standing there watching me and Mack until I stepped in his direction.

The elusive Field Sparrow...looked for one all year, saw two this week

Then he took off. Brassy lad though....

White-throated Sparrow

So many birds in the yard this morning I didn't know where to look first. Sparrows and American Robins are migrating through like crazy and there is a large flock of mostly immature Cedar Waxwings gobbling everything they can find.

Ditto

It made the morning walk a lot of fun, with 22 species being counted and at least two others being almost counted. I know I heard a Red-breasted Nuthatch, but I only saw in flight and in a hurry so I won't count it. And there were grackles, but I only got a fleeting
glimpse. 

Dark-eyed Junco

Enjoy the sunshine!

Ditto

2 comments:

Terry and Linda said...

We have a buck who is spending time in the yard also. Pretty creatures.

threecollie said...

Linda, how I wish I had taken the camera out! I would have taken a flash photo, but since it was dark I didn't.