Sunday, November 16, 2014

Feeder Follow-up

Yesterday I stopped by to check on the feeder I put up on Wednesday at the Salem Audubon Society Nature Preserve. I wasn’t sure it would even be there as we have quite a bit of vandalism that goes on from time to time.  I also wasn’t sure how much bird activity I would find.  No need to worry, the feeder was still hanging and a lot of bird activity going on.   I was excepting to see some Black-capped Chickadees, which I did, but to my surprise the most aggressive bird at the feeder was a male Red-breasted Nuthatch.  He was busy feeding, plus throwing out seed as fast as he could, and carrying off seed to cache away in the moss.  Additionally a male House Sparrow was at the feeder, only the second time I had seen this common species in the year that I have been counting birds at the Reserve. Juncos were taken advantage of spillage on the ground.  For some reason Robins were hanging around.  A Northern Flicker watched with interest, a male Downey Woodpecker stopped by, and a couple of Western Scrub Jays kept making noisy passes. 

Black-capped Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

House Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

1 comment:

  1. Great photos! Look at all that happiness you created.