Thursday, 5 May 2016

My 2016 birding list

Currently, these are the birds I'm seeing at my five feeders, I'm anxiously awaiting our Hummingbirds, as they nest nearby, as well as the cedar waxwings.
This is the May feeder list. The sparrows stay, but the Pine siskin nests further north.

Sadly, the cats do grab some birds, but very few, considering my bird counts. Three cats, three birds in 2016, so far. They are quick, and the cats cannot fly. The new fledglings are the ones most at-risk, once they mature the cats capture very few, despite the numbers who read on Social Media. I've seen a Blue jay eat a chickadee, back when I was student teaching at MacSkimming Natural Science school and trapping and banding birds. My granddaughter, Josie, had a field trip there Monday, May 2nd!

Birds at the feeder in May

22 birds here!

Rose-breasted just appeared yesterday!


Local birds

These are the birds in the area, up above, or in our forest. The Pileated I list here, but on cold, long winters they'll go to the feeders! Once I snapped a Hairy woodpecker at the hummingbird feeder! It looks a bit odd, and they are comical since they are so much oversized.
That's 30!


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Something to look forward to! YAM xx

Hilary said...

There's certainly no shortage of winged creatures in your neck of the woods, this year.

Lady Fi said...

So pretty.

William Kendall said...

The rose breasted one's quite a pretty sight!