We've been enjoying some very busy activity at our bird feeder this year. Dan has to refill the feeder every couple of days or so. It's always got somebody getting a snack. The boys also threw some corn down, as well as the decorative corn...the squirrels have been going CRAZY over that!
I've always loved watching birds. But I never really thought enough to learn what they actually were until recently. Before now I identified by "that cute little bird with the red head" or "the one that cracks his seeds open on the tree", but now I've been researching.
I blame my friend Melanie.. ;-)
www.whatbird.com has been VERY useful to me!
I learned I have a pair of Nuthatches. I believe they are White-breasted Nuthatches, but am not really good at positively identifying yet. I thought I only had one, but there is a pair as they were dining together just the other day.
And this guy...oh how I love him. He brings a smile to me every time I see him. My grandmother LOVED cardinals and always made sure to point them out to me when I was little. (I NEED a better zoom.! NEED!)
And he brought his wife too!!
I see her more than I see him. There is a particular bush I always see them at. Perhaps there will be little ones there in the spring?
Everybody is pretty round and well fed!
Make sure you keep YOUR feeders full! You will never know who might stop by for a snack!