Monday, June 1, 2015

Birds "r" Us!

I slept in.  It gets so comfortable in Katie and sometimes it is hard to leave that craziness!  I typically start my day by sitting under our tent and watching the birds at the feeders we set up, a seed feeder and a suet feeder and a nectar feeder.

Here, American goldfinch are a dime a dozen!  At our Cape feeders we were happy to see a few.  At the seed feeder, we have feeder fights and regularly see 20 or more at ant one time.  The other regular visitors include pine siskin, another bird that was a nice surprise on the Cape, and red-breasted nuthatch.

But, here are the "special" birds we are seeing with some regularity: black-headed grosbeak,   red cross bills, chestnut-backed chickadee, red-shafted flicker, Oregon junco, spotted towhee and rufous-sided hummingbird.  Great horned owls call at night.

We've seen black oystercatchers and western gull and pigeon guillemot too!  So a nice variety of birds.  We hear hermit thrush with their gorgeous flute-like call.  And we've seen both mourning and Eurasian collared doves. So we are happy in this campground for now.

Birds 'r' us!