Thursday, March 5, 2009

Around the yard

We have been watching the Flicker box with great interest! There have at least 3 different Flickers checking it out. This Flicker, a hybrid (see the red on the nape of the neck?), actually did a little excavating. He pulled out quite a few of the wood chips and spent some time drumming on the box itself. How cool would it be to have a Flicker family?!?!?!?


The Townsend's Warbler is still very active in the yard. There are 3 or 4 of them and they spend most of the day here.


I guess the squirrels gotta eat, too.


Bushtits! There have been some huge flocks (60-80) in the yard lately.

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3 comments:

North West Birds said...

That would be really cool to have a flicker family! I will have to build my own flicker box and see if they like it!

The Zen Birdfeeder said...

I've never seen a bushtit and 60-80 must be exciting to see!

thebirdingbunch said...

Did you have a Flicker family? One of our children just built a box, and I found your site doing a search about how high to put it. We've had the same female Flicker come to our feeder for about a month now, so it would be nice to see if she would nest here in the spring.