Posts Tagged ‘American Goldfinch’

Just sit and watch!

Over the last couple of days I had 30 minutes here and there where I was able to just sit down and watch the birds in my backyard.  It’s amazing that what you can see if you just listen and watch!!  In the last two days, I saw a Yellow Warbler in our Dogwood, a […]

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Finches are a favorite

If you listen carefully you may hear American Goldfinch fledglings calling for food.  They have been very noisy lately and very entertaining!  While I was working in my garden today, this little guy never stopped calling for food by flapping his wings and tweeting to his parents.  I was able to get close enough for […]

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Early bird gets the mealworm

Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day!  This type of day really brings out the color of the backyard birds that I am so privileged to observe.  My husband and I have noticed that the finches are beginning to change from their winter greenish color to their spring yellow.  Another sign that spring is right around […]

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Weird Winter

It’s the middle of January and we have a severe thunderstorm warming – how weird is that! The wind is howling at 30-35mph.  Needless to say the birds are roosting and hunkered down for the night.  I know they are feeling fed, because they have been keeping me busy keeping my feeders filled.  The safflower […]

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Time to relax and birdwatch

Lately, since I have had time to backyard bird watch, I have noticed two Black-capped Chickadees at my suet feeder, a male Downy Woodpecker, a Red-breasted Woodpecker, multiple Mourning Doves,  American Goldfinches, and of course the flock of Eastern Bluebirds that frequent the mealworm feeder throughout the day. When I get a chance to just […]

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Then there were twelve, not days of Christmas – Bluebirds!

It seems every time I look out the window there are more and more Bluebirds eating my mealworms!  I counted twelve this time and I’m loving it!  They perch in the trees, the roof and check out the Bluebird houses while three or four at a time enjoy the mealworms.  We’ve had a lot of […]

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Word is getting around

The Bluebird population appears to be exploding as the word gets out that I am supplying fresh dried mealworms!  I have seen as many as ten Bluebirds at one time in my yard!  They are making multiple visits each day. Another population that is growing is the Goldfinches.  I added another finch feeder to supply […]

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I’m thankful for birds!

This fall has been absolutely beautiful in upstate New York.  Thanksgiving was no exception.  The temperatures have been warmer than usual for this time of the year.  Since I have restricted the feeders in my yard this fall to try and decrease the number of House Sparrows, the only birds I have seen in my […]

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Proof of my winter guests

My new iPhone has a great camera which I have been able to use to capture my winter guests!  Two of the six Eastern Bluebirds that have been visiting daily were found resting on my mealworm feeder enjoying some rare sunshine. The picture of the Northern Mockingbird was snapped while he rested on the thistle […]

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Winter Guests

Last winter I had a flock of five Eastern Bluebirds stop by my feeders as frequent as 2-3 times or more a day.  Since early November, I have seen another flock (or perhaps the same one from last year) consisting of six Bluebirds at my mealworm feeder and birdbath. They all come at once and […]

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