Wednesday, February 20, 2008

winter visitors

we have enjoyed watching the visitors who have come to the bird seed buffet:

black capped chickadee
dark-eyed junco
downy woodpecker
mourning dove
chipping sparrow
song sparrow
eurasian tree sparrow
common house sparrow
blue jay

lucky, our pet duck (she loves to glean the seed that falls from the feeder! it is so funny to see her big webbed prints alongside the little sparrow tracks)

other visitors to the feeder: rabbits, mice, and cats hunting mice!

(please pardon the amateur photography!)

soaring overhead we have seen bald eagles, turkey vultures, red tailed hawks, and another hawk we have yet to positively identify, maybe a merlin? or a sharp-shinned hawk?

everyday gift: feathered friends

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