Goldfinch, Red-Bellied Woodpecker, Mourning dove & Tufted Titmouse.
We named 2 Red-Bellied Woodpeckers:Red pepper and Red apple. Red apple is the one that it’s whole head is red, red pepper is the one that doesn’t have all red on it’s head(A break of red on the middle of it’s head.)
A female goldfinch comes multiple times a day to eat from my seed block. My finches don’t seem to like the thistle sock that much, mainly sunflower seeds.
GBBC Backyard Birds
First day of GBBC birds
It’s the first day of the GBBC (Great Backyard Bird Count) and the feeders are packed! Finches, Cardinals, Doves, Jays, Sparrows, and more are at the feeders.
Finches at the feeder
So many finches lately!
American Goldfinches and a Blue Jay
American Goldfinches and a Blue Jay
American Goldfinch Eating Thistles
I want food!
I think he got a worm?
Male American Goldfinch
Handsome molting male American Goldfinch stopped by for an evening snack 4-8-22.
This is a breeding American Goldfinch. Of course it turned it’s head just as I took the shot, so I don’t know if it’s a male or female. My husband saw three goldfinches together ~ two pale ones and a bright one. I am excited to have them in my yard as they winter here in Vermont.
Camera recommendations for the avid birder
Ive had my Canon Powershot SX720 HS for about two years now. I originally bought this camera for its portable and lightweight features. There were some downsides though.
1: It did not/ does not come with zoom lenses. For a birder this can be tricky, especially when trying to take far away shots.
2: It does not have clear focus.
I would like my next choice to be lightweight, portable, have clear focus, to come with zoom lenses, and overall be in a price range of about $300- $500.
If you have any recommendations, please post a comment below.
Bright little Goldfinch
Where are the hummers?!
About a week ago, I was watching the birds flock to my feeder. I was distracted by all the other birds, so for ONCE I was not thinking about hummingbirds. Then, all of the sudden, a tiny blur of green darts into the chaos. I was startled, so it took me a second to comprehend what it was. Then it stopped for a few short seconds, and hovered. I saw it’s red throat. Oh my gosh! I thought. It’s a hummingbird! He dipped his bill into the feeder for about 2 seconds, then quickly flew away. I haven’t seen any since. Hummers are my favorite bird, so knowing they’re in the area and then not seeing anymore is frustrating! Has anyone else seen any in Kentucky or have any tips on attracting them? Please help me! I’m dying here! 🙏🏼😩
Second Chipping Sparrow!
Believe it or not, this is only the second time I’ve gotten a Chipping Sparrow. It came for the first time a few weeks ago. I’m glad it finally came back! Now I just have to wait for the hummingbirds… no matter how much I try, I cannot stop thinking about hummingbirds lately!
Sadly…It comes down to this…
In the end…I think this is what happened…1 egg,3 hatchlings…I believe,since the last egg was laid much later than the first three,after hatching,the other three chicks buried it and it was forgotten…3 hatchlings,one perished…after hatching,the bigger of the three,trying to stay warm in the absence of the parents,wound up on top of the weakest,thus accidentally suffocating it. And lastly…2 chicks,both perished…last night,and the day before,we had 2 and 3/4 inches of rain in about 8 to 10 hours,in which totally filled the nest,thus drowning them both.I personally want to thank Ms Robyn,Ms Holly from Nestwatch,and also thank Ms Micah (if you’re male…then Mr Micah),my great follower through all of this. Now,I will relocate my focus back to my hummers…again…thank you all….and until next time…keep watching!
Got some problems…:(
This check didn’t go so well…one babe has expired,so we’re down to two. Lately mommys been active and feeding,but as of yesterday,I haven’t seen her on the nest(even at night) and haven’t seen her feed yet today. If there’s no changes by tomorrow,I’m going to see if DNR,or anyone else that can step in and care for these two babes…. Wish me (and them) luck…until next time…keep watching!
Eyes are now open,really looking like Goldfinches now!
All three babes look good and healthy. I’m afraid to say…the last egg is a loss,for even if it did hatch…it wouldn’t survive? But anywho…three are good,and I’ll be keepin at it! Until next time…keep watching!
Goldfinches still kickin!
Still three healthy babes,however,I really can’t tell if the egg has tried to hatch,or it’s not going to make it…God forbid the latter…I will be checking a bit more often from here on out…they grow very quickly…lol…until next time…keep watching!
FINALLY have hatchlings!!!
Waiting was quite worth it! Now have three hatchlings and one egg. I’d say it will hatch soon…Will keep you all posted…only about twelve or so days left with them???
My first Gold Finch nest encounter
Pics of two visits over 10 to 12 days.
Will try to keep pics updated
The Goldfinch chicks are grown up!
Reptilian American Goldfinch chicks
Four American Goldfinch chicks, only a few days old. You can really tell that they are descended from dinosaurs!