This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Sunday, January 05, 2014

more birds at my feeder

song sparrow 085 house sparrow downy woodpecker 089 mourning dove 075 chickadee 030 I took pictures of a few more birds at my backyard feeders today. A song sparrow, house sparrow, downy woodpecker, mourning dove and a chickadee. Added to the 11 species I saw yesterday, that's 15 total.

I think that's almost all of the birds I commonly see here at my new house in Lincoln MA. Other common ones that I didn't see this weekend are American robins and white-throated sparrows, though I suppose neither of these are feeder birds. I did see a big red-tailed hawk hunting in the yard - also fortunately not a feeder bird.

My mom saw a pair of bluebirds at her feeder not so far from me this weekend. I am very jealous and am watching for flashes of blue.



Blogger Lara said...

There's something special about watching birds in the winter. You have quite the crew showing up! I can't wait until mine come out of hiding. The feeders have been quiet lately as all the birds hunker down and stay warm--those squirrels are brave souls though and are out and about every day!

January 05, 2014 7:40 PM

Blogger Karen Anne said...

I don't see robins at my feeders either, but they congregate at the heated water dish in winter.

January 06, 2014 7:32 PM

Blogger kathy said...

I did see a lone robin today, hopping in the frozen yard.

January 09, 2014 11:03 PM

Anonymous Garnettal said...

@Lara, you're so right about the squirrels. Ugh; we have been so happy with the numbers we're seeing since we installed a few squirrel proof bird feeders around our property. Also, remember, even if birds aren't at your feeders, they're probably still around if you look hard enough, eating nature's treats like bugs and winter berries. Thanks for sharing these sightings - gives me hope for spring!

January 15, 2014 4:52 AM

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February 08, 2014 4:42 AM


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