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Thanksgiving Weekend Feeder Fun

Published November 26, 2012
Tags: My Feeders, Pine Siskin, Northern Cardinal, Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Goldfinch, Tufted Titmouse, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Flicker

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! We had a very busy weekend here and birding was at a minimum.  BUT I did manage to do a little window birding in-between all the cooking, baking, cleaning, online shopping, and babysitting!

Pine Siskins continue to show up every day, increasing in numbers.  The company is up to around 30 now! The buzz / zippzzzzzzeee sound is quite prevalent! Oh, and did you know that Pine Siskins are attracted to salt? They'll eat at salt licks and even will go to the salt found on winter roadways. I don't have a salt lick here but I wonder if other birds would like it and if it's a good thing to put up?

Below are some of the photos I captured over the last few days...
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Northern Cardinal (male)
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Northern Cardinal (female)
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House Finch (male)
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House Finch (male)
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Red-breasted Nuthatch
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Red-breasted Nuthatch
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White-breasted Nuthatch
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An upside-down White-breasted Nuthatch threatens some siskins at the feeder
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Tufted Titmouse
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Tufted Titmouse
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Dark-eyed Junco
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American Goldfinch
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Blue Jay
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Northern Flicker (female)
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Downy Woodpecker (male)
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Red-bellied Woodpecker (female)
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Pine Siskin
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Pine Siskin
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Pine Siskin
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Pine Siskin