Monday, April 28, 2008

Birds on Their Migrations

Sandhill Crane(Grus canadensis)

On the drive into town today, my wife pointed out these birds in the field above. She went back later, after arriving at home and unloading the building supplies we needed. We have never seen them before.

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

She is the picture taker in this family and she has us looking at the different species as we sit at our dining room table, looking through the patio doors to the feeders she has placed amongst the trees.

Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius)

The Varied Thrust and the Nut hatch are new for us to see around the feeders. The "Evening Grosbeaks" still pay us a visit on a regular basis.

Have you seen Alvin?

Oh, and yes I know Alvin is a Chipmunk:)

American Red Squirrel(Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

One thing you can be assured of is the healthy population of squirrels. They maintain their occupation over the food while some of the birds themselves feed.

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