I love, love, love white-throated sparrows. I can just sit and watch them foraging around the yard all day and I love their song. Yes, I am a nerd. Seeing their numbers increasing over the last couple of weeks makes me very happy. 🙂 Click on pictures to enlarge.
Every once in a while, a Cooper’s hawk comes to visit. While I am sure the little birds would not appreciate this humor, we do, in one way or another, feed everyone at our house. Click on pictures to enlarge.
Nervous robin waits to see if it is safe to take a bath.
Young house sparrows hide in the thicket until parents give the “all clear.”
The titmice don’t mind. Fierce.
If you can, put out a water bowl for neighborhood animals. With temperatures expected in the hundreds for the rest of the week here in Kansas, everyone needs to stay hydrated. I’ve even been hearing about many hawks and owls around the area visiting sprinklers and bird baths to keep cool.
Now that we have the feeders up, our list of backyard visitors is incredible. Click on pictures to enlarge.
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Because I can. Click on pictures to enlarge.
It’s great to see everyone visiting the bird bath these days. I’ve got to figure out a cordless way to keep the water from freezing. Perhaps a solar-powered heater is in order. Click on pictures to enlarge.
There is an excitement in the air this time of year. I love these cold mornings when the sun is bright and there is a bit of wind. There is something really neat about that little bit of lens flare in some of the early morning pictures, this shiny burst of energy. Click on pictures to enlarge.
Wintering sparrows are getting here in big numbers. The Wakarusa Wetlands have been very active over the last few weeks. I’ve been seeing song sparrows, white-throated sparrows, white-crowned sparrows, and more. I’m sure the juncos are right around the corner. Click on pictures to enlarge.
It’s been pretty dry lately, so there are not a lot of puddles or other places with standing water. If you have a bird bath, it’s a good idea to keep it clean and filled up right now. The birds will thank you. Click on pictures to enlarge.