Saturday, June 2, 2012

Birding the last week of May

Northern Cardinal
Northern Cardinal


Baby Cardinal

Baby Cardinal

Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker

Chickadee
Chickadee

House Wren
House Wren

Cerulean Warbler

Cerulean Warbler


Things have been fairly active around our house. The titmice are feeding their young and a pair of Northern Cardinals is feeding a fledgling. The house wren is busy at the wren house, but we have not seen signs of babies. We are still hopeful we'll see baby Northern Flickers and watch the nest daily. The chickadees are coming to the feeder regularly. In spite of the backyard activity, we heard about the Cerulean Warblers in the Delaware Gap and took a trip on Memorial Day to Old Mine Rd. It was much easier to hear the Cerulean Warblers than see them, but eventually we got some looks high in the trees.

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Northern Flicker Nest

Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker

Chris has been hearing the loud repetitive call of a bird from the front yard for a couple of weeks. We decided to investigate this weekend. Yesterday, we saw a Northern Flicker fly out of the large tree in front and then recognized who has been calling. This morning, we saw a flicker at a broken branch and couldn't tell if it was eating from the hole or feeding. This afternoon, we saw two flickers at the hole and one went in. We watched a bit longer and got some photos as it poked its head out and then emerged. We are fairly confident there is a nest and we will be watching for baby flickers in the next week or two.

Stay tuned....






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