Eastern Blue Jay
Northern Cardinals, Boat-tailed Grackles, Eastern Blue Jays, Mourning Doves, House Finches, White Ibis, Northern Mockingbirds, and a pair of Brown Thrashers were all spotted here on my street and in a neighboring yard on the next street over in the last week. Additionally, we have had Eastern Bluebirds, Crows, Chickadees, and Carolina Wrens around. The finches were rooting around in a lot under construction where a new home is being built. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of that picture. Enjoy!
Female House Finches
Juvenile White Ibis
Male Boat-tailed Grackles
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!
Titmice, Cardinals, Carolina Wrens, and Carolina Chickadees were all spotted in the trees and around the yards along my street in the last few days It appears that some of these birds may be molting (seasonally shedding and regrowing feathers).
It has been a while since I have seen so many songbirds here. The acorns are now dropping from the Oaks, so maybe the food supply of acorns and related insects is more plentiful than was earlier in the Summer here. Perhaps, too, the resident hawk has not been around as often. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
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!