Anyway, I had an enjoyable day sitting and knitting by the window while watching and tallying my feathered backyard visitors. It was a good first day....some of the more outstanding birds I was able to tally were: Sharp-Shinned Hawk, American Robin, and 11 Cedar Waxwings! I was happy that the Tufted Titmice and Pine Siskins are still visiting my birdfeeders and I was able to count them also. I got to tally a Red-Bellied Woodpecker, but no Hairy Woodpecker (which I saw for a few minutes on Saturday while I was home for lunch).
Here are a few pictures of my little feathered visitors (taken from the dining room window):
Tufted Titmouse (with a sunflower seed)
Another Tufted Titmouse at the birdbath (it seems that I just can't get enough of these little guys....so adorable)
The Chickadee came to snack on some mealworms
This little American Goldfinch decided to try something other than Nyjer seed
The Red-Breasted Nuthatch always brings a smile to my face too
Here's a little Junco with a really long white tail feather....looked pretty odd. It should be easy to spot this little guy if he decides to hang around all winter.