Birds aflutter

We’re having a huge amount of bird activity at our feeders, including a couple of species we have never or rarely seen.  The red-headed woodpecker is visiting often, something new for our feeders.  Sadly I haven’t been able to capture a photo; he doesn’t stay put very long.  I’m hoping he’s decided he likes our buffet and hangs around.

Although we’ve had rare sitings of Baltimore Orioles in the past, this spring we’ve got a couple that are visting often.  We’ve encouraged this behavior with a little bowl of grape jelly which they really love.  An American Redstart, an orange and black warbler that we’ve never seen before, was here the other day.  Indigo Buntings show up very briefly in spring, and we’ve had a couple sitings. The goldfinches and yellow-rumped warblers are everywhere, in quantities that are truly amazing.  There have been times when all the feeders are covered with them, swirling around and trying to land.  What a show it’s been.


Clockwise from the upper left:  American Redstart, Baltimore Oriole, Indigo Bunting




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