Maybe you saw the movie, The Big Day, where crazy bird watchers raced around the world trying to see the most variety of birds on record in a year's time.
I don't usually track the birds I see, but yesterday, I started a list.
It was crazy at the bird feeders, get this: goldfinch, indigo bunting, orioles, cardinal, downy woodpecker, rose breasted grosbeak, common grackle, chickadee, hummingbird, house sparrow, chipping sparrow, yellow rumped warbler, nuthatch, robins, white throated sparrows, mourning doves. The day before I had a scarlet Tananger.
Lots of migration going on.
Here are a few snaps of my visitors
|Gray Catbird, even with his 'whiskers'|
|Catbird in the jelly bowl|
|Oriole missing her tail feathers, yikes!|
|Robin, letting me know I was on his turf.|
|Rose Breasted Grosbeak|
|Rump of Yellow Rumped Warbler|
|Yellow Rumped Warbler|
|Late this afternoon, I saw this Orchard Oriole, first time ever for me!|
Crazy fun "Big Day" but in didn't get much done yesterday!