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Early November Songbirds



A sweet Downy Woodpecker, a vibrant male Northern Cardinal, and a Mockingbird were all spotted here in the past week.  I so enjoy hearing the Mockingbirds sing a chorus of different tunes.  The Northern Cardinal is a bright cheery addition to the Oaks where it is actively hunting for insects, particularly caterpillars.

The Downy Woodpecker is likely a female.  I have seen that woodpecker here on a couple of recent occasions.  I believe that bird lives in the trees near the rainfall basin across the street.  That basin abuts two streets and the woodpecker lives on the side of the basin along the next street over from us.  I really get excited seeing all these birds, especially the woodpecker!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.  Enjoy!


Comments on: "Early November Songbirds" (7)

  1. I envy the birds that you will have all winter. We have but a few very loyal species here.
    I haven’t seen a mockingbird in many years and sure miss them. What wonderful singers they are.

    • Hi Montucky, Yes, we do have fun guessing if it is a Mockingbird or the species it is trying to imitate in its chorus. Glad you will at least have some birds there in the mountains this Winter. Have a really great day and a pleasant one tomorrow, too!

  2. sweet mocker. 🙂

  3. Hi Linda, Did you hear about the Tennessee SNOW this weekend? You will have to read my blog today! Crazy!!!!

    Love your birdies. I have the same ones here although the Mockingbirds and Blue Jays are GONE from my home for the winter. They will be back in Spring.


  4. All three birds are lovely.. The Downy woodie is one of my favorites.. Wonderful photos. Wishing you a great evening and new week ahead!

    • Hi Eileen, Our weather is forecasted to be a bit warmer tomorrow so I think I will see more birds out and about. It has been very windy and cool here. Have a really nice day tomorrow!

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