It snowed a LOT here on Wednesday (October 21, 2009), that didn’t stop the birds from coming to visit the birdfeeder in our back yard though. In fact, it seemed like there were more birds than usual.
Along with the usual House Finches there was one bird that was a similar size and had a similar beak to the finches but had yellow markings instead of red.
I’m not sure what it is – it really doesn’t look like a Goldfinch. I’ll have to look it up in the bird book.
The birds were bickering with each other over the last seeds in the feeder. We fill this feeder with black oil sunflower seeds every single day and they eat the whole thing before noon. House Finches are the most common birds at our feeder but there are a few other types once in a while. A group of five Ring Necked Doves hangs out under the feeder eating the seeds that get dropped. Every once in a while, Brewer’s Blackbirds hang out underneath, too.
Our front and back yard looked like a winter wonderland in the morning.
It kept snowing all day! The snow built up to 8 inches deep towards the end of the day.
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