Sunday, February 5, 2023

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Saturday Critters #477

I see a huge variety of birds at my feeders this time of year.
Some come in close to the window and are easy to photograph, some keep their distance.
No matter, 
I always enjoy seeing them, they are here for the food and I am so happy to provide that.
I usually share close-ups here...two images are from off in the distance.

Male Downy Woodpecker
Males and Females look similar, the defining factor is the red patch on the back of his head.

Male House Finch

I was surprised to see the Mockingbird at the feeders, I don't ever remember seeing them in winter.
Only one, for two days, and then it was gone.

Female Downy Woodpecker

Male House Finch
off in the distance in a favorite evergreen.

Song Sparrow
Always looking for scraps on the ground, they rarely fly up into the trees.
I like this picture because it shows off the central breast spot, 
a helpful tool in identifying this tiny sparrow.