You can tell spring is in the air, or at least only twelve days away. One of my backyard feeders is out of seed, another is down to the last feeding hole, and the third one is running pretty low. The low seed supply has not deterred the birds from enjoying the backyard. In fact, this weekend there has been a
smorgasbord of observations to report.
Dark-Eyed Junco (male)
Downy Woodpecker (male and female)*
House Finch (male and female)
House Sparrow (male and female)
Northern Cardinal (female)
*Possibly a pair of Hairy Woodpeckers instead of Downy Woodpeckers, but the size of the birds and beak point to Downy Woodpeckers.
I also saw a couple of American Crows at the soccer field, so I guess that is also something different. Every once in a while I see them flying over the neighborhood, but not while I was putting together a report.
I need to pick up some more seed and another feeder or two; would like to see if I can attract something different. Most of the birds that visit are fairly typical, nothing special. More feeding opportunities via different feeder varieties may bring in more visitors.