Chirps and Cheeps

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  A Snowy Show

Published: January 22, 2013
Tags: My Feeders, Northern Cardinal, Common Redpoll, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch, American Tree Sparrow, Tufted Titmouse, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Dark-eyed Junco, White-breasted Nuthatch, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Black-capped Chickadee, House Finch, Mourning Dove

As long as I don't have to drive in it, I welcome snowy days. They bring birds to my feeders and today, they came in force. The bistro was hoppin'! Woodpeckers were jockeying for position on the suet and bark butter, the thistle sock and tube held Common Redpolls, American Goldfinches, Pine Siskins, Dark-eyed Juncos, and even an American Tree Sparrow. And of course, the black oil sunflower seeds needed refilling a couple of times during the day for at least a dozen Northern Cardinals, a few House Finches, many, many Black-capped Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, and nuthatches.

Mourning Doves came early and pushed their bulky way into everyone's hungry faces - and some House Sparrows got a little greedy too - but all in all, it was a lot of fun watching the constant flurry of activity as the snow fell heavily around the bistro. I took a couple of breaks during the day and captured a few photos of our guests...

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One of many male Northern Cardinals who came by today

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A Mourning Dove poses before dropping into the feeding frenzy

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A small flock of Common Redpolls came by again - yeah!

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So cute!

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A male Common Redpoll

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Common Redpoll

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Common Redpoll

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Common Redpoll

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Common Redpoll and American Goldfinch

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Pine Siskins take a turn at the sock

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A Female Red-bellied Woodpecker

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Tufted Titmouse

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American Tree Sparrow

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House Finch (male)

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Black-capped Chickadee

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Pine Siskin

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White-breasted Nuthatch blinking. You don't see that too often!

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Red-breasted Nuthatch

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Hairy Woodpecker (male). You can see his tongue!

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Downy Woodpecker (male)

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Female Northern Cardinal

Reply from: Lynn on 1/23/2013 7:30 AM
 Wow! I love how many different birds enjoy your feeders. Your pictures are great and it was fun to imagine the flurry of activity at your house on a snowy day.


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