Friday, December 20, 2013

Happy Birds = Happy Birders! 

We have been waiting for these little guys for a while.  American Goldfinches enjoying nyjer seed, black oil sunflower seed, and suet feeders.

At one point in time, I counted 11 goldfinches on one nyjer seed sock feeder all at once! 

The grackles were fascinating to watch.  They would sit in a large tree next to the feeders and wait, then descend all at once to eat and within seconds, WOOSH back up to the tree to keep watch.

This is either a Hairy Woodpecker or a Downy Woodpecker.  It is very hard to tell them apart, but awesome to see regardless of which one it is.

Here is my happy birder!

Happy Birds!

It may be raining outside, but the birds couldn’t be happier.  Come on over to Bob Jones Nature Center (BJNC) and hang out at our bird window to be amazed by the number and variety of birds visiting our feeders.

Today we have seen:

Dark-eyed Junco


Downy or Hairy Woodpecker

Cardinal pairs

Tufted Titmouse

Black Capped Chickadee

American Goldfinch


and lots of playful squirrels of course!

Rain or shine, there is always something to learn or do here so please don't hesitate to drop by, find nature, and get centered.   

And don’t forget, the amazing Dr. Ray Chancellor will be doing his monthly bird walk tomorrow morning (Saturday, December, 21st).  We meet in the BJNC parking lot at 8:30.  After the bird walk, we will be having a free member’s event inside, StoryTime and Hot Cocoa.  Pre-registration is recommended.


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