A Black-crested Titmouse

A Black-crested Titmouse

Week 4 of Project FeederWatch brought a new bird into the mix: the Ladder-backed Woodpecker. This is the first one I’ve seen since July when they were fairly regular visitors to the yard.

Mr. Cardinal also returns after 2 weeks. He’s the only one I can identify as an individual, and that’s because of his injured leg. I first saw it back in June. It was twisted behind him at a painful looking angle. I didn’t expect to see him much longer after that, but he keeps coming back. It’s been 6 months now, and he’s hanging in there.

And, now for this week’s count:

  • Chipping Sparrow (3)
  • House Sparrow (20)
  • Carolina Wren (2)
  • Blue Jay (2)
  • White-winged Dove (12)
  • Black-crested Titmouse (2)
  • Carolina Chickadee (2)
  • Northern Cardinal (1)
  • Bewick’s Wren (1)
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker (1)

That’s the second week in a row that I’ve only counted 3 Chipping Sparrows. I wonder if it’s the same three.