Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Blue~Indigo and Rose visitors

Howdee all,
I was excited last week to see the return of our Blue Grosbeak..ha I say “our” I am very possessive about these birds..ask anyone who knows me.
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The Grosbeak showed up a bit early.
I was then anticipating the next birds that would visit our feeders..not to mention all the others that would begin arriving to Sickstas yard that don’t come to the feeders.
To our delight the day after the arrival of the Blue Grosbeak was the arrival of a single Indigo Bunting in the morning.
And then more buntings…
Female Cardinal, Blue Grosbeak and three Indigo bunting
As you can see I have been “baiting” the birds :)
Our next new arrival waiting for its turn at the feeders
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He looks young to me…and I say that only because of the amount of Rose on his chest..anyone know?
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Coming in for some seed..
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
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Here's some of our feeder set up…I put seed between the antlers of the wooden deer. The buntings and Grosbeaks prefer tray feeders.
Male Indigo bunting
Needless to say I am thrilled
We are here most every year to see these birds arrive.
Its always thrilling
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I tend to get very excited..
Ask my Sicksta…I get very animated and jumpy
She gets that way when she talks about her plants.
We all have been enjoying these birds.
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And they are not our only spring arrivals
Black and White Warbler
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Two days ago I jumped out of bed when I heard the Summer Tanager calling..
What an exciting time of year!
We are heading to The Biggest Week in American Birding next week for more birding fun.
Until then..Wow~What a Bonanza of bird we have here!
Adele and Craig's , Moore, US-NC
Apr 23, 2012 7:42 AM - 2:02 PM
Protocol: Stationary
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34 species (+1 other taxa)
Black Vulture 
Turkey Vulture 
Red-shouldered Hawk 
Mourning Dove 
Red-bellied Woodpecker 
Great Crested Flycatcher 
Red-eyed Vireo 
Blue Jay 
American Crow 
Carolina Chickadee 
Tufted Titmouse 
White-breasted Nuthatch 
Brown-headed Nuthatch 
Carolina Wren 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 
Eastern Bluebird 
Gray Catbird 
Northern Mockingbird 
Brown Thrasher 
Cedar Waxwing 
Black-and-white Warbler 
Hooded Warbler 
Northern Parula 
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 
Chipping Sparrow 
White-throated Sparrow 
Summer Tanager 
Northern Cardinal 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 
Blue Grosbeak 
Indigo Bunting  6     Five males one female
Brown-headed Cowbird 
blackbird sp. 
American Goldfinch 
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