Friday, March 14, 2008

Quick Bird Update

I thought since I let you guys in on all the birds I have in my yard during the Backyard Bird Count, I would give a little bird update now and then. The King made me a tall bird feeder hanger , tall enough so that i can see my feeders from the living room windows. I used to hang the feeders in front of the window but the little buggers ruined the screens by landing on them and the Titmouse will actually peck at them. I love my new hanger stand!!!

Here are some birds I've identified or have returned since my last bird post:

Pine Warbler (so cute and loud!)
Red Winged Blackbird (first time ever)
House Finch
White Breasted Nuthatch
Red Breasted Nuthatch
Downy Woodpecker

Did I ever tell you about my experience with the Carolina Wrens? Well, first you must know that they will nest anywhere. Our shed has doors that allow a space for birds to get in at the top or bottom (its the way they are hung and they are old). The Wrens decided to nest in there about 2 years ago. Then at some point they started driving me nuts with their calls. It sounded like they were upset. For two days they kept making this call, from daybreak to sundown. Dummy me, finally realized that their babies were ready to fly but wouldn't try because they didn't know what to do with the doors closed to the shed. The parents could get in and out but now the babies. So I had to leave the doors open for two days so the parents could get all their babies fledged.

Ah, at last a peaceful morning song! The squawking is finished!!!! ;D

1 comment:

The Glasers said...

Yesterday, Pamela and I were sitting on the back porch doing some reading and narration. We saw a woodpecker walk along the trunk to the top of one tree and fly to another. I clearly saw a red head and an unusually thin neck and long bill. It called for about a minute (that was the clincher in the identification). I just looked it up at Cornell's bird site because I had to hear the call first. We definitely saw a Pileated Woodpecker. That is the first time we have ever seen and heard that kind of woodpecker! It is always fun meeting a new friend!