and the starling,
|(Can that look be any more menacing??)|
But new this year are the rose-breasted grosbeak,
|Isn't he beautiful?|
And the downy woodpecker.
I attribute the arrival of the newcomers to the suet and the premium sunflower seed we offer them. We've also purchased a bird book to help us identify which species are there. For the longest time, I thought these little redheads were house finches, but it turns out some of them are purple finches (it's the shape of the tail). I've also realized that some that I labeled as sparrows (females) were actually pine siskin.
|"Hey guys, move over...make room for me!!"|
And there's always the joy of watching them enjoy the birdbath. I'd love to get more pics of the water being tossed around. I've got all summer to capture that.
I hope you enjoyed this latest edition of "Adventures in Gardening."