Friday, January 24, 2014

Technically, those are BIRD feeders, technically...

We feed the birds in our neighborhood all Winter long.  There has been snow on the ground here for the past six weeks so the birds seem to be more dependent than they have been during the past few years, especially the ground-feeding birds like Dark-eyed Juncos and Mourning Doves.  We also get large mixed flocks of finches, as well as Black-capped Chickadees, Northern Cardinals, White-breasted Nuthatches, Blue Jays, Downy Woodpeckers, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, and a few more occasional visitors.

However, these seem to be the most prominent visitors to the feeders...

Fox Squirrels enjoying the bounty laid before them.

Nobody likes a free lunch as much as a Fox Squirrel.

Although there are only four squirrels in this photo, we have counted as many as nine squirrels on and around the feeders.

For more info on Fox Squirrels, check out this post I wrote last February.


  1. We have noticed a huge amount of mourning doves with some juncos, finches, bluebirds, and unfortunately starlings. We're in the greater Detroit area. No squirrels, though!

    1. I wish we had bluebirds visiting our feeders! A lot of people in our Audubon club get bluebirds at their feeders, but we live in the wrong habitat for them (in town).