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Songbirds at the Feeder

A Pair of House Finches

My bird feeder has a commercial mix of Millet, Cracked Corn, and Black Oil Sunflower Seeds in it.  It has been up for about a month and is a huge hit with the local songbirds.  Here are a few photographs I have recently taken of birds at this feeder.  Please excuse the quality of several pictures.  I had to take the photographs through my living room window through glass, screen, and the porch railings.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

A Male Brown-headed Cow Bird

A Male Northern Cardinal and Male House Finch

A Male Red-winged Blackbird

A Male House Finch and Tufted Titmouse

A White-breasted Nuthatch

Comments on: "Songbirds at the Feeder" (7)

  1. TexWisGirl said:

    i shoot through my windows all the time – and have to remind myself to clean them. 🙂 even though they are SO plentiful, i think the brown-headed cowbirds are so handsome.

    • Hi TexWisGirl, Not surprisingly we have a few Brown-headed Cowbirds here but do have more Starlings and Blackbirds. The Cardinal is so shy it always flies off if it even senses a bit of movement. It flies in from the trees at the street so it is a long flight for that morsel of food. The feeder is huge also with about three Tufted Titmice. I was surprised to see a Northern Mockingbird try to get a bit of corn one day, too. Have a great day!

  2. I have never seen a red-winged blackbird at a feeder, usually they sit on top of tall reeds at the edge of fields on highways.

    • Hi Ginny, It is not too common a thing but the male here has figured it out and is at the feeder daily now. This feeder has a wide plexiglass bottom plate so maybe the blackbird just is picking up seed that other’s have spilled out onto the open plate. Who knows? Have a wonderful Wednesday!

  3. To all, My thoughts and prayers are with those residents and businesses in Lancaster, Arlington and the general areas in Dallas, Texas that have had tornadoes today.

  4. Great collection of birds at the feeder!

  5. Hi Linda, great collection of birds at your feeders. The seed mixture must yummy for them. I have seen the brown headed cowbirds at my feeders, but I do not see the Redwing often.

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