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5 May 2015

GREAT DAY AT THE HABITAT

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THEY ARE ALL AROUND US ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS TAKE NOTICE.

Activity at the Habitat today, lots of birds coming and going including Red Tailed Hawks, Chickadees, Tufted Titmouse, Robins, Red Wing Blackbirds, Cow Birds and those we did not see or take notice of.

Biggest surprise was the Indigo Bunting feeding along side of a Cardinal and a Chipping Sparrow.  Hopefully the next few days will bring the Orioles and Scarlet Tanagers.

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MALE INDIGO BUNTING

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MALE RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD

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MALE RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD

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MALE NORTHERN CARDINAL

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INDIGO BUNTING MALE, CHIPPING SPARROW AND MALE NORTHERN CARDINAL SHARING THE FEED ON THE GROUND

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That’s it for this post.  Have a wonderful day.
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29 Jan 2015

THE DAY AFTER

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THE DAY AFTER THE BLIZZARD OF 2015 

The Blizzard of 2015 has come and gone is now the day after.  We got more than 24 inches total and had minor drifting.  The day of the blizzard the birds fed heavily.  This morning things are quieter  just  a steady pace at the feeders.

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Birds are just starting to feed. About 6:30 am

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CAROLINA WREN

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Tufted Titmouse and Black-caped Chickadee sharing the peanut butter mix.

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Black-capped Chickadee cleaning out the last morsels from the feeder.

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House Finch

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Male Northern Cardinal feeds while his mate watches out for danger.

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Every now and then nature provides us with something prefect. That has happened today as this female Northern Cardinal sits on top of what we call our birds look out post. While her partner feeds at the feeder she is looking out for any danger.

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Eastern Bluebird checking things out.

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This post published prematurely last night while working on it.  I am now repairing it and completing it.  It will be up dated shortly.

Up date and repair completed.

That’s all for this post. See you next time.
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23 Jan 2015

WHATS GOING ON AT THE HABITAT

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NOT MUCH HAPPENING AROUND HERE, LOTS OF BIRDS AT THE HABITAT

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We have had some real cold weather.  However the other day it was 46 deg. F.  Not much snow cover so the warm days allow the birds to find food without coming to the feeders.  It seems like we have more birds this winter than in the past.  So far not as many Bluebird’s but lots of Tufted Titmouse, Chickadees, American Goldfinches, Juncos, Blue Jays, Mourning Doves, Purple Finches, and Carolina Wrens.  Of course we have lots of Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers.  Red Bellied and Common Flickers also showing up.  When there is a feeding frenzy we see some sparrows and others mixed in with the Gold Finches.

Squirrel population low so far this winter.  Seeing two Grays and one Red.   Squirrel’s feeding early morning, mot seeing them the rest of the day.  If we get some heavy snow cover more will show up.  Chipmunks usually start showing up in early march.

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Looks like a female Purple Finch

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Female Red Bellied Woodpecker

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American Gold Finches, we have a rather large flock

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Bluebird coming in for a landing

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Tufted Titmouse likes Peanut Butter mix

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Male Eastern Bluebird seems to control  activity of the flock.

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Eastern Bluebird’s have arrived in numbers. Feeders are not large enough to accommodate them all.

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Male Cardinal is always hiding in the bushes. Today he is sun bathing in the morning sun.

All the photos in this post taken in January 2015 randomly selected.  As I close this post I can see lots of activity at the feeders this morning.  If the activity continues all day the birds are preparing for the up coming snow storm.   Weather Station predicting 6 to 8 inches tomorrow.

SEE YOU NEXT TIME.

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