The birds were super-active at the Fritch household this weekend. I count my species from year to year (cause I'm cool like that) and the two below are ones that have never landed at my site before. Yeah, baby.
Look at the phoebe's dashing little cap! And the waxwings--they fly in a chattering flock, so you can always hear them coming. They move about the neighborhood in the winter months and are a perennial favorite of mine. Love their sleek black masks and their communal nature.
Overall count for yesterday=13 different species, including four (perhaps five) different types of woodpeckers. And for one breath-taking moment there were at least six woodpeckers on site, including a pair of golden-fronted ones. Please, whoever is listening, let them make baby woodpeckers and raise them in my oaks.
|CEDAR WAXWING . Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 2 Mar 2015. |
|Eastern Phoebe. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 2 Mar 2015. |