January 10, 2011

Yard Report

The yard has been very birdy lately. We have had chilly weather and they are eating a lot.
Yesterday I took some photos (through the window) of my visitors.

American Robin

Varied Thrush:::He likes to grab big chunks of the suet dough and run for cover under a bush and eat it in privacy. I don't think he likes all the activity of the other birds around when he is eating.

Spotted Towhee

Female House Finch

Scrub Jays love peanuts!

This Downy Woodpecker was a bit puzzled by the caged suet feeder. I see them go into it all the time, but he was leery of it.

Finally, he moved over a few feet to investigate the easy feeder.

Currently, one of my favorite birds, the Yellow-rumped Warbler has been visiting every day.

He eats the suet, but loves the suet dough when I scatter it on the ground.

If you want to see some pretty Ohio birds, check out Heather of the Hills and see who has been eating her suet dough.


  1. I have never seen a Scrub Jay before this. Amazing color!

    You take great window photos.

  2. Some day I'm going to have to travel out west just to see birds like Scrub Jays and Varied Thrushes, both of which are knock-out birds! Thanks for the mention, by the way. I don't usually put my dough on the ground b/c I can't see who's eating it on the ground unless I peer over the side of our deck. Also, our dog always goes rooting around under the feeders when he gets a chance, and he looooovvves dough, but I didn't make it for him! ;)

  3. That's a great variety of birds you've got! Love the scrub jay with the peanut...

  4. Found your blog on blogger search, love it and your photos are great, We are deffinatly following to see whats up in your neck of the woods! Have a wonderful day !

  5. I totally love the scrub jay...you totally nailed the image. Great color ! Thanks for sharing!

  6. What a wonderful array of birds you have visiting your garden.The blue on the jay is stunning.

    Jo x

  7. Great shots! Would love to see the varied thrush!

  8. Nice post! I'm jealous of all the birds you have. :-) I just put up feeders over Christmas break and so far birds have been spotty.

  9. Definitely a lot of wonderful birds! I love the scrub jay:)

    I think I need to look into a caged suet feeder. . .


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