Saturday, January 31, 2009

White-breasted Nuthatch Hiding a Seed

White-breasted NuthatchNuthatch
Nuthatch
The Stokes Field Guide to Birds says this about the Nuthatch. "Nuthatches are best known for their habit of storing food in bark crevices and their ability to move head first down trees enabling them to find food that "right-side up" birds like Woodpeckers might miss." That's exactly what we caught him doing in these pictures.

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Downy Woodpecker hiding a seed

Downy Woodpecker

Taking a cue from the nuthatch, this downy woodpecker is hiding a seed. Come to think of it, storing your savings in a hole in a tree may be safer than Bank of America.

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Hawk by Cyn from Flanders, NJ

 

I think this is a Sharpshined Hawk.

He has been hanging around my backyard now for a couple of weeks. My feeders have been so full of many different kinds of birds. I know he is waiting for breakfast. :)

My husband happened to be at the window & got this great shot of him.

Thanks,
Cyn
Flanders

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think your "ring-necked ducks" are actually mallard ducks. Mallard ducks are common where I live. Ring-necked ducks are much smaller.

June 11, 2009 at 11:31 AM  

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Pine Siskin sharing the feeder with some finches

Pine Siskin and Goldfinch 

Pine Siskin 

Pine Siskin 

Pine Siskin and house finch 


Recently Mike has been talking about a smaller goldfinch at the nyjer feeder, and there has been a lot of traffic at this feeder. We received a newsletter from Colleen at Wild Bird Country yesterday talking about the pine siskins that are in the area. So, upon closer inspection, it looks like we've had pine siskins join the usual gang. In the top photo the pine siskin is sharing with a goldfinch. The bottom photo shows his tail feathers with a house finch.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Sandhill Cranes: Photo by Greg

 



Group of Sandhill Cranes caught in flight. Seen 1/25/09 in Bridgeton, Cumberland County, New Jersey.

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Anonymous suszana said...

I actually saw one of these in Hamilton NJ, it just flew right over my head and i was in awe as I looked up to see it fly over me and couldnt figure out what it was but it looked like nothing normal for the area but it was there!

May 15, 2009 at 11:51 PM  

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Yellow-Rumped Warbler

Yellow-Rumped Warbler 

Yellow-Rumped Warbler 


We haven't seen a yellow-rumped warbler since the fall. We're thrilled that he appeared today.

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Red Bellied Woodpecker

Red Bellied Woodpecker 

Red Bellied Woodpecker 


A stunning red head warms up a cold day.

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Brown Creeper

Brown Creeper

Here's a photo of a brown creeper, also a fun little bird.

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