Hope all are enjoying the Holiday Season. We spent our Christmas with the oldest son of my fiancee. He lives in Texas and we had a little time to bird watch while we were there. The only new species to me was a Boat-tailed Grackle that we spotted in a restaurant parking lot. Most of the others we spotted were too quick to hide and we didn’t have our binoculars to help locate or identify them.
I filled up all of the feeders tonight when we returned home. Hopefully, our guests will return quickly to their favorite feeders. Thanks, JimFiled under Updates | Comment (0)
Wingbarscafe.com is now up and running on the server at work. Our new home isp is up and running as well. After a few weeks I will move wingbarscafe.com back to my home server. The motion capture pictures will start filling in Tuesday as the “kids” start to arrive for breakfast. Hope all are enjoying the joys of the season. JimFiled under Updates | Comment (0)
I was finally able to snap a few shots of the White-tailed Doe and her two fawns this morning. All of the photos were taken through the glass panes of the door out to the deck, which explains the less than sharp images. There are two more pictures I took of them this morning on the Non-bird Residents/Visitors page. The two fawns jump the fence and make regular visits to the cracked corn tray without their mom. They are not nearly as tolerant of the neighbors barking dogs without her though and are easily spooked back over the fence and into the woods.
On the bird news, the number of winter visitors has turned out a little lower. My first guess would be that our drought here caused many of them to seek out other winter digs with a better supply of food. I am still seeing a few Dark-eyed Junco and White-throated Sparrow under the feeders. Our year round residents are dining on a regular basis at our various feeders. The feeder cam is getting mobbed by American Golfinch at times and is also hosting White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Northern Cardinal, House Finch, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Chickadee, Mourning Dove and Downy Woodpecker. The suet feeder is getting regular visits from the Northern Mockingbird again as well as the Carolina Wren, Red-bellied Wodpecker, Downy Woodpecker and Pine Warbler. I think I may have seen a Golden-crowned Kinglet at the suet feeder earlier this week. I never did get a good look at it though.
Besides the deer, the cracked corn feeder is still popular with Mourning Dove, Northern Cardinal and a number of smaller ground feeders that I have not been able to get a good look at. The Gray Squirrels camp out in the tray as well. I have not seen the Cotton-tailed Rabbits recently.Filed under Updates | Comment (0)