It is March, and I am seeing some birds that I do not normally see.
The bird above is a Cedar Waxwing. They stick together in flocks; I see at least
a dozen when they settle somewhere. I have only seen them one other time, in February
2005, and they only stayed for a few days, to strip the berries off this same tree.
Note the bright yellow streak in the tail, and the red on the wings.
This is a Junco. I do not usually see them around here, so this one might
be migrating. It was nibbling on thistle seed that the goldfinches scattered
from one of the hanging feeders.
The bird above is a female Downy Woodpecker. The male would have a red patch on the
back of his head. This picture was taken just after the new year. Since I have put
a suet package on the feeder, I have had visits from a male and a female. This picture
was taken in January. The picture may be a little hazy, as this window pane has lost
its seal and is somewhat foggy.
This is one of the goldfinches nibbling the thistle seed at the feeder.