Monday, October 29, 2012

Bird Watching 2012

We have enjoyed watching the birds in our backyard this Summer.  We are wondering if we will be able to see them better when all the leaves fall off of the tress...which may be sooner than later thanks to Sandy the hurricane (happening now).  Here are a few pictures of our visitors:

Red-bellied Woodpecker
 Male Cardinal (on the deck) and Chickadee (on the feeder)
 Female Red Finch
Male Red-shafted Common Flicker

 Male and Female Gold Finch

 Chickadee (on hook) and Nuthatch (on rocker)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
 Female Hairy Woodpecker

Also seen, but not photographed: Wren, Male Pileated Woodpecker, Male Scarlet Tanager, Male Red Finch.  Why are the brilliant red birds so camera shy?