Monday, May 13, 2013

Artfully Meandering: Ornithology Lessons

Watching my parents bird feeder is an ornithology lesson. Within 45 minutes, these are the birds that were visiting today. Plus a grackle. There was also a robin hanging out (but he doesn't he the seed). Sorry for the blurry photos, but these are speedy little critters.

Indigo Bunting

Papa Cardinal

Mama Cardinal

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Papa House Finch
The mama House Finch was hanging out nearby 

Tufted Titmouse

Black-Capped Chickadee

I loved catching the birds in motion. I know, blurry, but the motion is still very cool.

Male cardinal in motion
House Finch in motion

Tufted Titmouse in motion

Most of the southern squirrels we've seen are small and thin. The squirrels that hang out under this bird feeder are chubby squirrels like the ones we've seen up north. There are three very fat squirrels that eat the seed flung out of the bird feeder by the birds.

South Carolina Squirrel

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