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Snowy Day Feeder Foto Fun

Published December 15, 2013
Tags: My Feeders, Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, Tufted Titmouse, Black-capped Chickadee, Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Dark-eyed Junco, American Goldfinch, House finch, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch

It's a very snowy day today, complete with white-outs, thunder and lightning, and near blizzard conditions. The only good thing about this kind of a day is that it brings the feeder birds to our little bistro!  And with all the snow we've been getting lately, I've been refilling the feeders daily!

So, today I cleaned off our windows, got my camera ready, topped off the feeders with black oil sunflower seeds, nyjer thistle, and fresh suet - and got myself positioned to photograph and enjoy our visitors.

I saw many Northern Cardinals, a few Blue Jays (they can be real feeder bullies!), many American Goldfinches, a pair of House Finches, several Downy Woodpeckers, a pair of Red-bellied Woodpeckers, 3 Mourning Doves, a pair each of Red-breasted Nuthatches and White-breasted Nuthatches, several Black-capped Chickadees and Dark-eyed Juncos, 1 American Tree Sparrow, and a few of my all-time favorite, the Tufted Titmouse.

I spent a couple of enjoyable hours at the window and it was really nice to "focus" on our feeder birds again - it's been too long since I've done this!  I missed a few of the regulars today, though. I never saw a Purple Finch nor a Hairy Woodpecker.  And lately, I haven't seen any Northern Flickers, Pileated Woodpeckers, or Carolina Wrens around the house either.  I miss these guys and hope they'll be showing up soon!
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Tufted Titmouse, one of my favorite feeder birds
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Black-capped Chickadee
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House Finch (male)
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House Finch (male)
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Northern Cardinal (male)
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Northern Cardinal (female)
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Blue Jay
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Blue Jay
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Dark-eyed Junco (female)
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Dark-eyed Junco (male)
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American Goldfinch
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American Tree Sparrow
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Red-breasted Nuthatch
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White-breasted Nuthatch
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Downy Woodpecker (male)
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Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)
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Downy Woodpecker (male)
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Red-bellied Woodpecker (male) - a nice view of that beautiful red cap