Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Winter Birds

There is not much going on right now outside, however the birds are busy at my multiple feeders. I love watching the birds in my garden and at home. I even feed the squirrels in my neighborhood. I have a squirrel feeder, 2 regular bird feeders, 2 Suet feeders and my new Snowman bird feeder in my back yard. I also have two feeders down at my community garden plots to feed the birds throughout the year. So far I have seen Chickadees, Morning Doves, Cardinals, Juncos, Nuthatches, Titmouse, Purple Finch and House Sparrows. I have House Sparrows living in my gourd birdhouse hanging in my peach tree. They pop their heads out every now and then to see what's going on. They don't have far to go for food because there are feeders all around them.

The female House Sparrow is sitting on a branch above the gourd house.

 This is the first time I have seen a Woodpecker in my yard. It is a Downy Woodpecker and it visits my Suet feeder every day. I have tried multiple times to get a good picture of it because it is so beautiful, but it is very shy and flies away the minute it hears or sees me.

This is my best picture of the Downy Woodpecker. You can see it sitting on the branch next to the suet feeder.

On Saturday during the snow showers we were having, the birds were having a feeding frenzy. 
There were Morning Doves, House Sparrows and Juncos all eating together.

This is my new Snowman bird feeder I bought on sale at Home Depot!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Winter Bird post!
What types of winter birds 
visit your garden?