I was so happy to be home this past weekend so I could do some backyard birding, and count birds for Project Feederwatch. Actually, I recently connected with another Bridgewater birder, the "Bird Man of Bridgewater," who also took pictures in the snow over the weekend. John is good at identifying the gender of birds in his pictures, something I blogged about last spring.
I love this picture- I'm excited to have my very own picture of a Carolina Wren at a suet feeder. It's such a common picture for carolina wrens, and I'm glad this guy came around on Saturday to pose for me. This suet actually was a Christmas gift from my mom- it's a Berry blend and the birds love it.
Carolina Wren and Downy Woodpecker:
On a related note- not sure how to tell the difference between a Downy Woodpecker and a Hairy Woodpecker? I wrote a post about it nearly a year ago.
Dark-eyed Junco (I like how you can see the darker feathers with its neck stretched):
Dark-eyed Junco (tossing up the snow!):
The birds love to hang out on our grape arbor. Especially in the morning- it's the first spot in the yard to get direct sunlight.
I thought this would be a nice closing pic since it's so sharp, you can see the falling snow, and there are so many birds visible in the shot.
Purple Finch, Dark-eyed Junco, Carolina Wren: