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Project FeederWatch Week 15

The birds were especially active this weekend. They must feel spring approaching, and they are getting into the sing of things accordingly.

The American Goldfinches are starting to shift to their gold breeding plumage. I noticed one whose breast is already almost entirely gold. The rest are a splotchy goldish green color.

A third Carolina Chickadee came by and joined the two regulars. All three sang hard, trying to outchickadee the others.

A second male cardinal is also hanging around, and the two males spent a good chunk of Saturday morning chasing each other through the yard.

An American Robin made an appearance in the counts this week, and I saw a pair of Red-bellied Woodpeckers working the trees, though neither of them found the suet feeders.

The White-winged Doves are also increasing as it gets warmer.

For the second week in a row, I have not seen any Ruby-crowned Kinglets.

The Project FeederWatch Official Tally for Week15:

  1. House Sparrow (2)
  2. Chipping Sparrow (11)
  3. House Finch (2)
  4. Lesser Goldfinch (1)
  5. American Goldfinch (8)
  6. Carolina Wren (1)
  7. Bewick’s Wren (2)
  8. Orange-crowned Warbler (1)
  9. Blue Jay (2)
  10. Carolina Chickadee (3)
  11. White-winged dove (13)
  12. Northern Cardinal (2)
  13. Red-bellied Woodpecker (2)
  14. American Robin (1)
  15. Northern Mockingbird (1)
  16. Black-crested Titmouse (1)

1 Comment

  1. Phew, all those birds and we only get the odd pigeon in this little bit of bohemia. Of course my CatiKu Cobweberry tries to catch them (perish the thought) but thankfully he’s much too slow, these days.

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