The birds continue to entertain us at the feeders, and we almost hold our breath in the mornings when we come down and look outside, hoping to see someone new!
We have a pair of cardinals that visit us regularly. Aren't they gorgeous?
On my weekend walks I have found a low, marshy area where I believe that several pairs are living. It is really a beautiful sight--to see the red birds flitting through the trees.
And here are the American Goldfinches. On Easter Sunday I saw three of them on the feeder at once.
If you remember this post--when we first saw this bird we would have never known how brilliant it's plumage was to become. Their feathers turn bright yellow twice a year when they molt.
We also saw two new birds on Easter Sunday, a Chipping Sparrow and a House Finch. I was able to get photos of the Sparrow, but the House Finch was only on the feeder for a few seconds. What brilliant feathers!
About a week ago we were startled to see a large bird with unusual markings--it was also gone before we could get a photo of it--turns out it was a Red-Bellied Woodpecker. If you have never seen one, Google Image it--AMAZING!
So far, our list of bird sightings include:
We are so enthralled with this new hobby--more so than I think either of us expected to be!
And take a peek at my great new widget below from "Link Within"!! I have been scrolling through old posts all morning--you can see how it grabs old posts that are related to the one you just wrote. I loved the links to last year's Easter Bunny photo with James. PRICELESS!!
Get your own! I learned about this from my Bloggy friend over at Flip Flops and Applesauce. Thanks Chrissie!