Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Winter Visitors

The Princess birdwatching on one of our snow days. Both girls learned to do this from my parents, and we have multiple copies of "Birds of Missouri" tucked away for their use.

This post is purely selfish because I wanted to keep track of who's been visiting our bird feeder this year! So far, we've seen:
  • Cardinals
  • Blue Jays
  • Chickadees
  • Juncos
  • Tufted Titmice (a great favorite of mine!)
  • Nuthatches
  • Carolina Wren
  • Sparrows (need to start tracking different sparrows...)
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Flickers
  • Red-Bellied Woodpecker
  • Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker
  • Eastern Towhee (female only)
  • A FLOCK OF BLUE BIRDS!!!!!
  • European Starlings
  • House finches
  • Some sort of all-brown bird I haven't yet managed to id
  • Mourning Doves
  • Crows (Ok, they were out front...but they were here!)

It's been a really exciting year at the feeders. We've had greater variety than ever before, and our squirrels have so far been behaving themselves so our feed is lasting longer. I would never have thought that I would come to love feeding my birds as much as I do, but it really has become one of my greatest winter pleasures.

2 comments:

Paula said...

Aw. Wish I could join you. Check out the Cornell Lab. They have a birdwatcher's program where you actually participate by reporting the birds that come to your feeders. We bought their program for our computer also and it is fabulous!

A Day That is Dessert said...

Amazing! I should keep track of what we see - I don't think we see as many varieties, but maybe I'm just not paying attention.