The picture above is of a Mourning Dove. This is another bird that doesn't eat the fruit, but rather the seeds within the fruit. Another bird I discovered that does this besides the American Goldfinch is the House Finch.
The Northern Mockingbirds are in my yard constantly now eating the mulberries and yes one lone male has discovered his favorite spot for singing is right near my bedroom window. I am wondering it its the same one from last year!!!! Let's hope he decides to roost every night before 11PM!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The Birds in my Yard
Not much today, all though I did take my sons girlfriend to St Philips so she can work on a Life Sciences paper. She officially graduated from college this June but had to finish this course to get her official certificate. She is doing it on habitats for birds so I decided to bring her there for observations. No pictures from me though as I am sick of taking photos of the same birds day after day after day! Sigh, I have a feeling July is going to make for a very long month.
A Northern Cardinal. I love it when the cardinals come to my tree because many times he brings his mate and juvies and will feed them.
A Juvie American Robin coming to sample mulberries for the first time.
Here is another juvie on top of he garage. The parent went over to it and fed it a mulberry. It was so sweet!!! Here she is flying off again to get another one for her young. So sweet!
And last a gull picture. You all didn't think I would stop posting those now did you!!! ;o). Seriously I miss these birds. They have gotten so scarce lately so was thrilled to see this one while in Boston Saturday night. I got it while driving back from Logan so it is lousy. I didn't get a good look at it but I am guessing second year Ring-billed Gull! HA. I will look forward to seeing the gulls come back. They are always entertaining and it's fun to try and guess what kind of gulls they are and what year they are in. I am lousy at it, but it's good practice
Take care all!