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Western New York Winter Variety

Published February 12, 2012
Tags: My Feeders, Northern Cardinal, American Tree Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Purple Finch, House Finch, Tufted Titmouse, Red-bellied Woodpecker, American Goldfinch, Western New York, Winter

Today's cold, blustery Western New York weather brought a nice variety of birds to the feeders. I also noticed our heated bird bath getting some use too.  I haven't seen too many birds actually bathe in it, but I've seen many American Goldfinches drink from it.  I keep it clean and it's heated.  I suspect it isn't placed in a spot that affords enough protection.  I read the bathers feel nervous if they can't fluff after a bath in a place that provides some protection.  I am going to move the bath this spring to see if that helps...  But today, at least, the bird bath offered some nice, warm water, for our cold friends!  Enjoy the variety; I sure did!


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This female Northern Cardinal enjoyed a sip of warm water at our heated bird bath.
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It sure was another cold and blustery day today!
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Female House Finch
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Two finches in a tree: a female House Finch on the left and an American Goldfinch on the right
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Dark-eyed Junco
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A rare appearance this winter of an American Tree Sparrow
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Male Red-bellied Woodpecker
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I couldn't see the red belly today!
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A beautiful male Purple Finch
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Male Purple Finch
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A male House Finch
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Male Northern Cardinal
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Tufted Titmouse
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Did you get the biggest one?!