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Birds in the Neighborhood


Songbirds abound in my neighborhood these days.  On Thursday, February 6, 2014.  I walked around taking pictures of various birds I saw in the trees, bushes, bird bath, and on the street.  I saw an American Robin, a Yellow Rumped Warbler, a male Northern Cardinal, an Eastern Phoebe, a Carolina Wren, a Red Shouldered Hawk, and a Palm Warbler.

These are really nice and useful birds.  Some of these birds catch flying insects such as gnats and mosquitos.  A few are seed and fruit eaters.  The warblers tend to flit about in the higher branches of the trees or calmly stroll around the streets near the curb trying to find a tasty bite to eat.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.  Enjoy!


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Comments on: "Birds in the Neighborhood" (6)

  1. i do love the bug-eaters. glad we keep phoebes here all year. i got to hear a robin this past week so i know there must be a few passing through. love the loud little wrens!

    • Hi Theresa, Nice that Robins have come your way. Yes, you just should have heard how very loudly those little wrens sang and called when they knew that the neighborhood hawk was around! Guess the resident Crows just were not on the guard duty job! Ha! Have an excellent day!

  2. You have a nice variety of beautiful birds. Love the photos. Have a great evening and week ahead!

    • Hi Eileen, I love seeing the songbirds and will be sorry when they wing their way to their Spring and Summer homes soon. Saw that hawk again today – right across the street. Guess the crows are busy elsewhere or have given up on the hawk. Have a super good Tuesday tomorrow!

  3. Very nice birds you have right now. We are limited in our yard at this time, no new birds. But we have a lively bunch. There are a few Carolina Wrens in Iowa right now, if you can find them. They like areas with more trees than we have.

    • Hi Birding Bunch, Yes, I can see how your area would be a bit less forested. I have been very lucky to live in areas with hardwoods (though different types of Oaks here in Marion County, FL than Cumberland County, TN). So glad you do get the perky Carolina Wrens. Have a really pleasant day tomorrow!

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