I have had a tremendous amount of action in the backyard lately. Not at the feeders, but lots of migrants foraging for insects in the trees.
We'll start with the suet feeder. The starlings have been active (ugh!), but when given the opportunity, Downy Woodpeckers, Flickers, and Chestnut-backed Chickadees are grabbing a bite to eat.
I bought this new, locally made recycled plastic suet feeder and it is bird approved!!
I don't recall a year when I have seen so many Warbling Vireos. I have been seeing them daily for the last few days now.
Song Sparrows are singing...
It seems the Black-capped Chickadees abandoned the nest box, but Chestnut-backed Chickadees might be using the other one!
They visit the suet feeder all day long.
I saw the first damselfly of the season.
A Pacific Forktail I think.
And the best for last! Western Tanagers have been foraging through the maple tree the last few days. (Although here he is in the filbert tree.)
And finally, another retro camera photo: