We got a couple of new species at the feeders this weekend, presumably as a result of the snow cover and cold temps. The American Tree Sparrow made its debut showing for this season, and my beloved Eastern Towhee finally made an appearance. Since my first sighting of the Towhee on Sunday I've been seeing them around the neighborhood more frequently. Hooray!
Got lots of photos of various birds eating homemade suet dough this weekend, more of which I'll share in a future post. The Titmice love the stuff, but not all of them were as piggy as this one!
This picture cracks me up - it's as if the Titmouse is claiming the dish and its contents as HIS!
Blue Jay showing me the best view I'm gonna get
My feeder watching will be reduced by a day this coming weekend due to the fact that we'll be spending our daylight hours at the Wilds on Saturday for the Wilds Winter Extravaganza (sponsored by the Ohio Ornithological Society). I look forward to spending time with fellow Ohio birders and hope to add some new birds to the life list (keeping my fingers crossed for a Golden Eagle or a Horned Lark - or both!). And I hope that going some place different will get me out of the funk that has got me down after all of these cold, grey days, despite my best efforts to keep the funk at bay.
Birdy roll call for weekend of 1/9/10-1/19/10
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