finches first visit to feeder

January 26, 2009

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so two weeks ago i put up a tower feeder in the bamboo outside my house (no activity) and a suet feeder on our front porch. joel had said he saw a scrub jay pecking at it last week, and then the next day i saw a single squawking jay come down and take a big bite and fly away. i waited for him  to come back for a picture but he didn’t. other than that nothing. i had also just bought some new binoculars last week and just like that it seemed that all the wildlife had left our block entirely.

 

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just missed the scrub jay.

 

so yesterday i am sitting in our front room, with the big window facing south and the afternoon sun shining. i see some shadows flittering on the wall, and i look through the blind and see the feeder SWARMING with little yellow-brown finches bushtits (1/30 – just figured this one out ). 

 

 

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i could open my front door without scaring them and this gives me a great view. 

 

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so psyched!

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