Saturday, January 03, 2009

Quicksilver Bird Challenge

The number of different species seen in garden and other places over the holidays. I expect I'll be the one with the least species. Here goes:
Evening Grosbeaks
Chick a Dees
Blue Jays
Downy Woodpeckers
Hairy Woodpeckers
American Gold Finches

All the birds with the exception of the Gold Finches and grouse are regular visitors. It was impossible to count how many as they are back and forth at the feeders all day long. The grouse was seen out in the middle of the road. I had to go and get him off to the side as they are quite heedless when it comes to cars or even people.

The flock of Gold Finches were here for three days. They were a new bird to my garden.

Some pictures taken of the other birds.

Blue Jay.

Male Downy Woodpecker

Male Hairy Woodpecker.

Chick A Dee.

Evening Grosbeak.




Tricia said...

Impressive list of bird visitors OC and wonderful pictures. Especially like the hairy woodpecker.

Pete said...

ah but the quality oc!!

goldfinches gone oc?

flydragon said...

Hey Old Crow,
That old crow has a pretty big mouthful, doesn't he?
Sorry, I couldn't resist:)
Love your pictures.

Border Reiver said...

Hi Oldcrow, you may only have 9, but what a cracking selection of for me, exotic birds. Lovely stuff, and the challenge is for fun, taking part is what counts. Keep those blue jays coming. Regards Andrew

oldcrow61 said...

Tricia, thanks.
Pete, haven't seen the Gold Finches in a few days.
Flydragon, lol, I couldn't resist that picture although it's awful but the cookie in his mouth looks hilarious.
BR, Aww, thanks, you've made me feel better already about my very small list.

Cicero Sings said...

Oh no, I'm the one with the least species:

Downy Woodpeckers
Hairy Woodpeckers
Pileated Woodpecker

That's all that's been in our yard in recent times.

oldcrow61 said...

lol Cicero, hopefully we'll get more soon when winter visitors arrive.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Great photos. I have never had the evening grosbeaks here.