|A flock of Twenty Two Turkey's visits regularly|
..this is a "lookout"
The Eastern Long Island Audubon Society (ELIAS) sponsors feeder surveys throughout the year..In the spring and summer I am often too busy gardening to participate..but in the depths of winter what better thing to do than watch the flights of fancy outside your window..or to be more exact..outside the deck and patio doors....
There are three Downy woodpeckers..two males and a female..Don't aske me how they sort that out..their whirring wings signal their arrival and their staccato chirps kep me company..
|Can you find us in this tree? Look high and low!|
|A femail Hairy Woodpecker visits too|
|Sometimes she has some preening to do..|
|The two Red Bellied Woodpeckers are shy..|
|A Northern Flicker occasionally comes by|
..see his yelow shafts?
|There are a pair of White Breasted Nuthatches|
|Three Red Breasted Nuthatches.|
|Two Song Sparrows..isn't nature's camouflage grand?|
|Four Black Capped Chickadees.. they like the bare Buddleia |
whilst they crack open sunflower seeds
|This is not a bird.. Baby it's cold outside!|
|We feed them too!|
|Fluffed against the cold..|
there are a pair of Carolina Wrens
|Of course there are Dark Eyed Juncos..|
I counted 22 during the blizzard.
|We got 30" of snow February 8th|
|Female Junco in the snow..|
|In all my blue glory! Five of us come for peanuts!|
|I am looking towards spring!|
The love for all living creatures is the most noble aspect of man~ Charles Darwin