Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Total surprise

Oh my goodness!   A ruby crowned kinglet arrived at the sunflower. Serious business.
And it grabbed something, but not the seed.
And then the bit fell.
"Ah, shit!" said the kinglet.
Time to try for more.
                                          I didn't expect this.... maybe 20 seconds of kinglet.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Always surprised

The sunflowers are dropping, all seeds extracted, beautiful in death .
The drooping flowers are being plucked, not an easy task. Find a foothold, then try and reach a seed.
The titmouse tried getting seeds, driven off by sparrows. They don't share.
But there are other  spots for titmouse, bugs-in-bark corners.
                      Meanwhile, palm warbler is bugging in west end of garden, undisturbed.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The nibblers

The yellow bellied sapsucker loves the berries.
While the resident downy woodpecker is working the trees,- peck peck. Check the holes and stripped bark.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Downstairs fun

Yellow rump is hanging around. Delicious gnats available.
Back to the sunflower seeds. The blossoms are being plucked bare.
A grounder nuthatch doing an imitation of a towhee
Nuthatch stayed on ground for a good 20 minutes because there were available food bits.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Still in the garden

The hermit thrush has claimed one corner as its turf.
Happy time,  a palm warbler, non-breeding, darker head feathers growing in. It's also claimed one space in the back garden. Lots of bugs available. I can see the bugs.
The sparrows are plucking sunflower seeds from the dying sunflowers. This is fun to watch. The sparrows need a perch so they can yank out seeds. They can't hover to do this.
If a seed falls to the ground it's easy pickings.
More to come. Still editing.