Monday, January 10, 2011

Seeds for birds in winter

I just refilled the feeders yesterday;  they'd been empty while we were away, but it didn't take long for the parade to begin.  A nice mix of Dark-eyed Juncos, Eastern Towhees, sparrows, and a large flock of American Goldfinches joined the usual Northern Cardinals, Carolina Chickadees, and Tufted Titmice (which were the last to start visiting the feeder this afternoon.

On such a snowy day, it was nice to be able to see them foraging on the ground as well as at the feeders -- I'd also tossed out some thistle and sunflower seeds for birds that like to feed on the ground.

An (unidentified) bird was foraging below one of the old dogwoods.

4 comments:

  1. I threw out some more seed today too. Not many come to my feeders. Glad to hear you have had lots of bird activity.

    ReplyDelete
  2. They're really chowing down here! It's fun to see the juncos -- I don't normally see them.

    Lisa

    ReplyDelete
  3. Lisa,

    The wet stuff is just arriving. Filled all the feeder a few minutes ago!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Feeding the birds in winter is a rewarding experience! I best check to see if the feeders are full.

    ReplyDelete

Please share your thoughts. I enjoy hearing from fellow nature observers, as well as whomever else drops by.

Related Posts with Thumbnails