White Crowned Sparrow at Quiet Waters.

I’m still doing feeder watch at Quiet Waters.  We’ve got a virus surge going on, and it’s not usually crowded, especially during the week.

I’m seeing the same birds as a few days ago. I did see a large (25) flock of Goldfinches once, and a flyover Bald Eagle and Great Blue Heron, and a few Buffleheads, but the winter ducks just aren’t here yet. I’ll be getting to Thomas Point soon, but the potholes are too numerous  right now. Repairs are scheduled.

We’re getting really warm weather, which is probably messing with the birds’ instincts, so it might get interesting.

Pine Siskin 2020-22 Pine Siskin 2020-18 Pine Siskin 2020-17

Pine Siskin 2020-23

This year’s irruption of Pine Siskins has been good to me. I last saw one 6-7 years ago.

Tufted Titmouse 2020-11

There’s probably 6-8 Tufted Titmice hanging out near the feeder.

White Throated Sparrow 2020-29 White Throated Sparrow 2020-18

White Throated Sparrow 2020-21

Several White Throated Sparrows are living in a nearby bush.

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White Crowned Sparrow 2020-16

A juvenile White-crowned Sparrow is also sharing the bush. It’s possible there’s only one of these guys.

Song Sparrow 2020-9

A Song Sparrow is also sharing the nearby bush. One advantage of birding the same spot for a time is that you can get to see who’s who and who’s where.

White Breasted Nuthatch 2020-28 White Breasted Nuthatch 2020-27 White Breasted Nuthatch 2020-26 White Breasted Nuthatch 2020-25

White Breasted Nuthatch 2020-29

I’ve spent some effort trying to get good shots of the White Breasted Nuthatches.

Downy Woodpecker 2020-28

Downy Woodpecker 2020-27

Feeder birds allow for closeups, sometimes.

Downy Woodpecker 2020-26

Downy Woodpecker 2020-29

Downy Woodpeckers often appear to be fearless.

Red Bellied Woodpecker 2020-4

Red Bellied Woodpecker 2020-5

A Red Bellied Woodpecker has been visiting.

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Eastern Bluebird 2020-110

I’ve heard Bluebirds in the area often but they don’t usually get this close.

House Finch 2020-10 House Finch 2020-8 House Finch 2020-9

House Finch 2020-11

I’ve seen only a few House Finches.

Cowbird 2020-1

A pair of Cowbirds visited briefly.

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Crow 2020-102

Several Crows were present when I arrived, and I was able to get fairly close.

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Carolina Wren 2020-25

This Carolina Wren has been consistently silent.

Chickadee 2020-11

Several Chickadees are regular visitors.

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