Throwback Thursday – Some of the Birds in our Hood

Last week, I did a post featuring the blue hued feathered friends who visit our yard after a dear blogging friend mentioned over on Instagram that her husband was jealous that I have so many blue birds in my little corner of the world.

It was apparently a hit in her household, so I thought it would be fun to do more bird collection type posts. I started looking in my archives for all the different types of visitor to the Avian Eatery (my fancy name for my bird feeders…lol).

Nine million hours later, I realized this was a much bigger task than I imagined! Geez, I take a lot of pictures! 😂

I have a couple of ideas of how I want to proceed. For now though, here are the first twenty five I picked to represent some of the varieties that hang out around here.

Juncos and Finches and Jays – oh my!

some of the birds in our hood
Goldfinch on the chair feeder

Treetop Junco and Goldfinch

Treetop Junco

Mourning Dove preening

Mourning Dove sitting pretty

Mr. Goldfinch doesn’t want to share with Mr. Nuthatch

Baltimore Oriole – either a female or immature male

Female Cardinal

Male and Female Cardinal

Pair of Chipping Sparrows

Blue Jay hollering, “Hey you guys – where’s my bird seed?”

Pair of White-breasted Nuthatches

Young Song Sparrow

Snowy Dark-eyed Junco

Rainy White-breasted Nuthatch

Red-breasted Nuthatch – hadn’t seen one before, but the awesome folks in a birding group I belong to confirmed the ID

Surprised cardinal

White-throated Sparrow on the woodpile

Song Sparrow

Tufted Titmouse

Male Cardinal hanging out in the bushes

Miss Goldfinch expressing her feelings on the recent snow

A juvenile Northern Cardinal

Purple Finch (adult male)

Goldfinch hanging out on the Shagbark Hickory tree


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4 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday – Some of the Birds in our Hood

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  1. I have some bird feed and we generally fill up our feeder and in a day it’s completely gone. Cats love watching the mischief I am sure there are squirrels and the like too. I noticed our packaging said it would attract a titmouse. I knew it was a bird but ohhhh its time it a cute little bird! That is for showing one!!

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