Last night’s temperature dropped into the low 20’s, creating a dawn frenzy at the bird feeders. It’s always difficult to get a good photograph, since the birds move quickly and the telephoto lens exaggerates movement, but patience paid off this morning. Take a look at who’s coming to breakfast:
Eastern Bluebird–I’ve heard that this species doesn’t eat at feeders, but I’ve had a visiting pair on several occasions in the past weeks.
Everyone loves the Northern Cardinal and I’m no exception. Here’s the colorful male…
and his buffy-brown mate.
The Tufted Titmouse who whistles “peter-peter-peter.”
The Carolina Chickadee, who unlike the Black-Capped, has no white in its wings.
The Ruby-crowned Kinglet, a winter migrant visiting from the frigid north.
The small Downy Woodpecker, using his tail for balance.
And the glorious Red-Bellied Woodpecker, with his zebra back and scarlet cap.
Have you seen any surprising birds at your feeders lately?