Proof spring is right around the corner!

Look at those beautiful colors peaking through!  I just love seeing the goldfinches molt. Also today, I spotted a pair of Brown-headed Cowbirds at the feeder.  Haven’t seen any all winter.  They usually are only around briefly in spring/summer.  Definitely not year round residents.  I really hope they choose the HOSP to raise their young … Continue reading

American Goldfinch Alternate Molt

This male is molting into in his alternate plumage.  I saw another male further along with his molting over the weekend at the feeder.  Spring is surely right around the corner!  Now we are just waiting for the Dark-eyed Junco’s to make their exodus.

Lobotomy Goldfinch

Yep, that’s what we’ve been calling this guy. Not sure exactly what is going on (accident, molting) but he has been showing up to the feeder like this for a few weeks now. My husband even noticed and said “where’s that birds head?”

Count For February 18 & 19

Mourning Dove 9 Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 Downy Woodpecker 1 Blue Jay 2 Carolina Chickadee 3 Tufted Titmouse 2 White-breasted Nuthatch 2 American Robin 2 European Starling 12 Song Sparrow 2 White-throated Sparrow 1 Dark-eyed Junco 2 Northern Cardinal 2 Common Grackle 1 Brown-headed Cowbird 2 House Finch 3 American Goldfinch 7 House Sparrow 12

Some of my photos from this week

Count for January 28 & 29

Mourning Dove 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Carolina Chickadee 4 Tufted Titmouse 3 White-breasted Nuthatch 1 Song Sparrow 1 Dark-eyed Junco 2 Northern Cardinal 1 House Finch 2 Pine Siskin 1 On a side note/count!I had 14 deer walk by while I was watching the feeders. 12 does and 2 bucks. I rarely see bucks so … Continue reading

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