November 16, 2011

My Backyard in November

An unwanted visitor!

Harris's Sparrow

Black-capped Chickadee


Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Black-capped Chickadee

     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 :-)) 


Debbie Miller @HooootOwl said...

Beautiful little visitors! Happy Thanksgiving to you too :)

cindyzlogic said...

Thank you, Debbie :-))

willlenker said...

Love the birds mom!

Roy said...

Hi Cindy, because of our so far mild winter the winter birds that would have normally arrived by now are not moving South towards us from Scandinavia as yet.

cindyzlogic said...

Thank you, Will!

Thanks for visiting, Roy! Hopefully the Winter birds won't be long. It's so exciting when they get
here :-)

Johnny Nutcase said...

fun pictures, and really cool you got a Harris's at your feeders! nice :)

Julie G. said...

Cindy, oh what lovely backyard visitors you have. We too have the chickadees, cardinals and titmice enjoying the seed at our feeders. I would love to see a Harris Sparrow ... lucky you! A pleasure to view your beautiful images!

Shelley said...

You have such a nice variety of birds! Those chickadees are always such fun!