Here's my new purchases from Friendship Crossing in Corvallis, OR.
Lots of bird patterns this time. Sounds like a theme for May!
This week is forecast to be cold and rainy, so I find comfort in my little yellow outdoor finials. How many American Goldfinches can you count?
I counted 14 American Goldfinches, 6 Lesser Goldfinches, and a large flock of Purple Finches.
It's nice to have the "Canary Guys" (as my father calls them) back again.
I don't have enough stations at the feeders to serve everyone.
I was thrilled to count eight Evening Grosbeaks Monday afternoon.
I'd begun to worry that they were going to pass me by this year.
With four couples, I might get luck and have one pair stay and nest.
Here's a Rufous Towhee. Some beginning birds confuse them with Black-headed Grosbeaks.
Today was my first sighting of a Black-headed Grosbeak.
It's a larger bird with an orange collar and white flecks on the wings.
The Towhee has red eyes and the grosbeak has brown eyes.
The males have a beautiful song that sweetens my morning chorus.
Hope you are enjoying the return of spring / summer birds where ever you are.