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A Downy Woodpecker, a female Northern Cardinal, a Black and White Warbler, and a Pine Warbler are all sweet and small songbirds. All of these sweeties were spotted on Monday, February 17, 2013 in my yards and along the street close to my house. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.
By the way, I saw my first Cotton-tailed Rabbit of the new year late Monday afternoon in my front yard. It scampered off before I could go and grab the camera. Perhaps I’ll get some bunny pictures in the near future. Hope so!
Here are photographs I took this last week, of a variety of songbirds. I so enjoy seeing new birds here! The new arrivals this past week were: A Chipping Sparrow; a Pine Warbler; and a pair of American Robins. It was very cold for two days last week. Some of the birds are seen here really puffed up so that they could stay warm. It was only 31 degrees F. when I took the pictures of the American Robin, and the little Eastern PeWee! Brrr.
The Eastern Blue Jay was a welcomed sight. I seldom spot Blue Jays around here. There at least two male Northern Cardinals here and a male Downy Woodpecker also in the area. In fact, I saw three different kinds of woodpeckers here in the yards last week. Additionally, there was a flyby of a flock of Cattle Egrets right over my home. I took these pictures in my yards and around the street. I am happy to say that the weather was much warmer this past weekend here. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
The Pine Warblers look an awfully lot like Goldfinches and I am not totally sure if these birds are Warblers or if they are merely Goldfinches in winter plumage. I took these pictures in my backyard in the late morning on 10/12/10. There may also include a female bird among the three birds I saw. From the photographs, it is pretty hard to get a good look at the bill of these birds. From what I do see, the shape and size of the bill seems to indicate that the birds are not Finches. Again, I am not an expert on birds and may be mistaken. The birds were along with Tufted Titmice, Carolina Chickadees and White-Breasted Nuthatches in the Oaks, Hickories, and in the red fall Dogwoods. The pictures were taken of the Warblers or Goldfinches in the Dogwood leaves eating the berries of that tree. If you have any ideas, feel free to weigh-in by commenting. Please click on the thumbnail version to see the larger photo. Enjoy!