Sunday, May 07, 2017

I thought it was Sunday! Where's the Sun?

A gray, dreary and down right chilly day with some spritzing of showers off and on. The temps have hovered right around 40 degrees since 6 AM.

I missed them, but Terry had eyes on a bear sow and her three new cubs as they left the yard. They must have been on the deck at one time for the feeders were knocked to the ground. And a pile of sh*t was left in the middle of the lawn. I'll have to start bringing the feeders in at night.

Even though the lighting isn't the greatest for good photos, I did play around with the Nikon P900 a little on the deck and through the window to record some of the daytime visitors.

Purple Finch

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (female)
Black-capped Chickadee

Blue Jay

Chipping Sparrow

American Goldfinch

Tufted Titmouse

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Red-winged Blackbird

Gray Squirrel

We've also had White-breasted Nuthatches and Dark-eyed Juncos on the deck this morning. Conspicuously absent are the Mourning Doves.

There were several species of birds that I saw or heard in the woods and thickets along the edge of the yard, but even there, things are noticeably quieter than they have been. My guess is they are more interested in staying warm than in wooing.

1 comment:

threecollie said...

Impressive photos, but you can sure keep those bears! I already have to bring the suet in because of raccoons.