Birds! (Nov 2016)

This year, we are happy to see Mourning Doves hanging around our bird feeders. We saw a couple off and on last year, but now we have a flock of 10 who are regular visitors!  Very exciting.  They are quite skiddish though, so when we open the front door, they all go whoosh whoosh whoosh into the trees with their whistling feathers.  It sounds quite cool!

I also noticed a new bird I had never seen before:  Evening Grosbeaks.  They are so vibrant!

Some of these photos are a bit fuzzy as we have condensation in our windows.

Mourning doves sunning themselves in the morning sun
Mourning doves sunning themselves in the morning sun
Mourning doves waiting their turn to feed
Mourning doves waiting their turn to feed
American Goldfinches and Mourning Doves
American Goldfinches and Mourning Doves
Closer up of Mourning Doves
Mourning Doves
Mr. or Mrs Bluejay with feathers all fluffed up!
Mr. or Mrs Bluejay with feathers all fluffed up!
Getting ready to jump down onto the feeder
Getting ready to jump down onto the feeder
The blue jay fills its throat pouch with seeds and takes them away to cache somewhere
The blue jay fills its throat pouch with seeds and takes them away to cache somewhere.  We sometimes have up to 4 at once taking turns, and boy the feeders sure empty fast with these guys!
I just love their plumage!
I just love their plumage!
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My first Evening Grosbeak! I was very excited to see a new bird at our feeder!  They hung around for a few days (a flock of about 6-7).  

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