Some photos of the birds in my garden, featuring a red-headed woodpecker, a brown-headed cowbird, a tufted titmouse, cardinals and finches. Post may contain affiliate links.
For this week's garden Tuesday, I am sharing some of the birds in my yard. I wasn't using my good zoom lens, so these photos aren't very good, but they do show some of the variety of birds we get. It's always a treat when a red-headed woodpecker shows up to eat some suet. After learning how much they love suet, we keep it up year round and see a steady stream of woodpeckers. The other birds love it too, but the woodpeckers really love it!
Next up, we have a brown-headed cowbird. We don't see these too often either. But I love their subtle transition from brown head to black body.
We see lots of the tufted tit mouse. They usually fly in and grab and see and fly off to a branch to crack it open. This one hung around a bit and cracked the seed while still at the feeder.
Surprisingly we don't see that many robins around here. They don't feed at our feeders, and with all the cats, they probably don't feel safe on the ground.
Finches, we do see alot! They are probably tied with cardinals for the most popular birds at our bird feeders.
Above you can see a finch and a cardinal. I'm not sure if it's a juvenile cardinal or just going through an unfortunate molting phase!
And last we have a sparrow. We see plenty of them, though at quick glance sometimes I mistake them for finches.