Roy Pilcher wrote:
> Sorry Dayle Ann, my feeders seem to have 'captured, most of your
> One day during the recent cold snap there were in the vicinity
> of 100!! A
> new face on the block this morning, a white-throated sparrow.
Well, foo, I wondered where they all were! I figured we'd get loads with
this weather, and even got a brand new mesh thistle feeder. <sigh> Let
them know about it, will you???
We had a new visitor, too, and I am very excited as it is a first for me.
Thought at first it was a goldfinch, but when I took a closer look, realized
it was a warbler, and was able to suss it out as a pine warbler, probably
female, thanks to an article in one of my mags that compared similar birds.
Pretty sure -- both markings and behavior fit, anyway, sufficiently for me
feel reasonably confident. I'd have liked verification from another birder
Another visit from the kestral this morning, and a strike. They are
thrilling creatures to watch when they are doing this; it is very intense,
swift, and stunning. After I reported on her last week, we saw her later
that afternoon sitting in the sun, high in the "crow tree", looking very
sated, and giving us some good looks through the bins. Lovely.
Two male downies and a female visit on a regular basis now. And two male
hairies wp, too, at different times: one has the single red band on the
nape, and the other has the two red spots separated by black, which I
believe is the same one I reported before. I find this difference
fascinating, and am still very curious about it.
I'd love to see winter robins. Nary a one has come to visit here, alas.
Proctor, near Beaver Pond