Monday, February 9, 2015

Prospect feeders

Some interesting species at the feeders this mid afternoon. With ice all around,nothing deterred two rare female PURPLE FINCHES sharing the thistle feeder with Goldfinches. And just below them , several BROWN COWBIRDS picked the ground morsels. This is the first I seen the cowbirds this season.

Meanwhile,though not a native bird, Lynne Hertzog reported at the feeders a European Goldfinch, a pretty bird if worth your fancy to battle the ice and hard crusted snow.

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