Good Birding

We had warm weather Wednesday and great backyard bird activity. Just off the deck we saw:

  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Brown-headed Nuthatch
  • Carolina Wren
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Pine Warbler
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Mourning Dove
  • Eastern Bluebird (uncommon in the back of the house…usually out front in the open areas)
  • Black & White Warbler — this one I’d never seen before and I think I ID’d it properly. It was a beautiful mix of black and white stripes. My uncle was visiting and saw it too, so I wasn’t hallucinating! The field guides show my area as a migration zone for this bird.

I spent some time outside with my new long camera lens, but I only got the usual chickadees and nuthatches…the warblers always wait until I’m camera-less.

By the way, the Great Backyard Bird Count is coming up, February 18-21.