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.
This year’s irruption of Pine Siskins has been good to me. I last saw one 6-7 years ago.
There’s probably 6-8 Tufted Titmice hanging out near the feeder.
Several White Throated Sparrows are living in a nearby bush.
A juvenile White-crowned Sparrow is also sharing the bush. It’s possible there’s only one of these guys.
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.
I’ve spent some effort trying to get good shots of the White Breasted Nuthatches.
Feeder birds allow for closeups, sometimes.
Downy Woodpeckers often appear to be fearless.
A Red Bellied Woodpecker has been visiting.
I’ve heard Bluebirds in the area often but they don’t usually get this close.
I’ve seen only a few House Finches.
A pair of Cowbirds visited briefly.
Several Crows were present when I arrived, and I was able to get fairly close.
This Carolina Wren has been consistently silent.
Several Chickadees are regular visitors.