An unwanted visitor!
Today, it is cold and blustery and is suppose
to get down to 24 degrees tonight. This kind of
weather is usually what brings our Winter migrants.
We (my husband and I) hadn't put out any birdseed
for about a month. We purchased new seed, put it
out, then began having House Sparrow visits the first week.
The next week we put out some suet and began seeing the
Chickadees arrive. Last week we had more frequent
Chickadee visits and then the Titmice began to come. I love their
sweet little faces! The last few days the Cardinals have
found their way back to our feeding station :-)) and we saw our
first Dark-eyed Junco.
I looked out the window this afternoon...and lo & behold,
there were 2 Harris's Sparrows!! Next, we'll be waiting in anticipation
for the arrival of the White-crowned Sparrows. I know the White-crowns
are here because we spotted them at the Chaplin Nature Center earlier this
week. We also saw Harris's and what I believe was a Vesper Sparrow. I
saw one that looked like a Harris, but had too much white coloration. I
may have been looking at a Lapland Longspur.
I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!!
I hope everyone gets to spend it with those you love :-))