Pine Siskins at Quiet Waters Park.

It’s that slow time of year again, when the ducks haven’t arrived and Fall migration is about over. People are finding a few good birds, but mostly it’s just the regulars. I’ve been hanging out at Sandy Point, Quiet Waters and Greenbury Point. I made a single stop at Thomas Point, where the road is badly in need of repair.

Thankfully, we’re in the midst of an irruption of Siskins RB Nuthatches and Evening Grosbeaks. I got the QW ranger to fill up their feeder (They lost their regular feeder filler) and it seemed like only minutes until the first Siskins showed up. Lots of Goldfinches, Titmice, Chickadees and a Red Breasted Nuthatch were eating as well.

So, I’ve of lots of feeder images, and images of birds approaching the feeder so the feeders don’t always show in the picture. It alway feels a little like cheating to stake out a feeder, but I did get a few good pictures.

White Breasted Nuthatch 2020-12

White Breasted Nuthatch 2020-17

White Breasted Nuthatches also like feeders.

White Breasted Nuthatch 2020-16 White Breasted Nuthatch 2020-15 White Breasted Nuthatch 2020-12 White Breasted Nuthatch 2020-14

White Breasted Nuthatch 2020-13

White Breasted Nuthatches will readily come to a feeder.

Pine Siskin 2020-2 Pine Siskin 2020-1 Pine Siskin 2020-8 Pine Siskin 2020-9 Dark Eyed Junco 2020-6 Pine Siskin 2020-7 Pine Siskin 2020-6 Pine Siskin 2020-5 Pine Siskin 2020-4

Pine Siskin 2020-3

Small flocks of Pine Siskins can empty a feeder very quickly..

Bufflehead 2020-16

These Buffleheads were near Thomas Point.

Tundra Swan 2020-39

Two Tundra Swans have arrived for the Winter.

Carolina Wren 2020-15

This Carolina Wren seems to have a fresh coat of feathers.

Carolina Wren 2020-16

This Carolina Wren landed quite close to me.

Chickadee 2020-9

Carolina Chickadees can always be found by their song.

Tuftef Titmousr 2020-2

Tuftef Titmousr 2020-5

Many Tufted Titmice were using the feeder.

Chickadee 2020-7

Carolina Wren 2020-15

This Carolina Wren seems to have a fresh coat of feathers.

Downy Woodpecker 2020-19 Downy Woodpecker 2020-18 Downy Woodpecker 2020-17 Downy Woodpecker 2020-16 Downy Woodpecker 2020-15 Downy Woodpecker 2020-14

Downy Woodpecker 2020-20

Downy Woodpeckers will readily come to feeders.

Red Breasted Nuthatch 2020-8

Red Breasted Nuthatch 2020-7

A single Red Breasted Nuthatch showed up this morning.


Dark Eyed Junco 2020-5

Dark Eyed Juncos were foraging on the ground.

Cardinal 2020-18

Only a few Cardinals seem to visit this feeder.

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