What species have been "regulars" for you lately?
Just wondering what species everyone sees in their yard/garden/feeder set up on a regular basis. I'm starting to get impatient to see the spring and summer birds as I've been staring at these on a daily basis for several months. Don't get me wrong, they're still fascinating, but I'm ready for a change too.
Here are the "usual suspects" in our neighborhood:
Eurasian Collared Dove
Red Winged Blackbird
Dark Eyed Junco
Brown headed Cowbird
Black Capped Chickadee
Red Bellied Woodpecker
The following have been off-and-on
Red Breasted Nuthatch
White Breasted Nuthatch
White Crowned Sparrow
greenfinches greenfinches greenfinches every where!
today we had a goldcrest at the peanut feeders,todays other regulars
starlings[still with winter spots]
nice to notice a lot the garden birds are looking extra slinky and shiny this time of year.
Northern Mocking Bird
red breasted nuthatches
white breasted nuthatches
red bellied woodpecker
dark eye juncos
birds that passed thru:
cedar waxwing flock
Glad I'm not the only one who's itching for the summer visitors to arrive!
Can't think of a huge list like the rest of you guys - not at 4.30am as I get ready for work! - but there's one particular species which I've been seeing EVERYWHERE over the past few weeks and that is Goldeneye!
Don't get me wrong - they ARE a lovely duck....they just seem to be all over the place on every stretch of water I look at....just waiting for them to turn up in my bird bath! :-O
Kingfisher Dipper Kingfisher Dipper Kingfisher Dipper Kingfisher Dipper Kingfisher Dipper Kingfisher Dipper . . . . .
Still very much the Winter in UK
The first day of Spring was yesterday, but there has been little evidence of that here in Kent with really chill winds. The range of garden birds reflects that also;
Brambling (8+ regularly this Winter, the most I have ever seen in a garden). They have shown no signs whatsoever to return to their Scandinavian breeding grounds.
Siskin (12+)....as per Brambling, above
Blue Tit 2
Great Tit 2
Collared Dove 10
Not so bad considering I have been to London Heathrow and back to collect friends from Sacramento....probably wishing they were back in California
Chaffinches!!!!!!! millions of em, well not really but 21!!!!!!!!!
Red-winged Blackbirds are most numerous in my yard lately with Goldfinches coming in at 2nd place.
Greenfinch x 6, robin x 2, blue tit x 2, blackbird x 2, mistle thrush x 2, dunnock x3, chaffinch x3, wood pigeon x 5, magpie x 2 seem to be my regulars.
Also visiting last week was a sparrowhawk. He was only browsing though as the feeders are situated so that he wouldn't get a clear run in on them.
Syrian Woodpecker -2
House Martin -3
Song Thrush -3
Black Redstart -3
Blue Rock Thrush -1
Collared Doves 100's
The Great Black Horde ie. Common grackles, European starlings, Brewer's blackbirds & brown-headed cowbirds with great-tailed grackles now and again.
Also white-winged doves, mourning doves, Eurasian collared doves, house sparrows, northern cardinals (pair), Carolina chickadees (pair), American robins, blue jays, house finches, downy woodpeckers & American goldfinches.
More common grackles than I've ever seen around here before! Fewer red-winged blackbirds, though. Also: white-winged doves (who have figured out how to get on the feeders!), eurasian collared doves (2), northern cardinals (2), gray catbird (1), several northern mockingbirds, monk parakeets, canary-winged parakeets, a couple of blue jays, and recently, a ruby-throat hummingbird.
I wonder if the spring will bring anything new, here...
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