Birds Are Back

Birds are back and keep pretty active in our backyard. For this time of year, it’s kind of early.

A few days ago, Woodpecker Jr. showed up in the early morning. He was up there checking on the cavity nest, like his uncle did last spring.

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He took a close look of the cavity nest and was okay with it. “It may need some cleaning up work.” he said to himself.

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He then checked the surroundings for the safety reason. Jr. even took time to climb to the top of tree.

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He took a final look and wondered if Miss W would approve it.

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Minutes later, Miss W showed up. She checked outside and inside of the cavity carefully, but didn’t bother to climb all the way up.

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She paused for a few second, “This one might work.” She turned toward W Jr. who was a standing on a tree branch waiting on her.

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When both flew away, the European Starling came and stayed in the cavity nest for longer than 20 minutes. He just might place an offer sooner than W Jr.

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To make the nest more attractive for W Jr. and Miss W consider. I filled up the bird feeder for them.

It quickly attracted Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, and everyone else in the neighborhood. I was happy to see Chickadee.

It’s challenging to capture the Chickadee in photo since he/she grabs a single seed and carries it to a branch, then returns for another seed.

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A Wren stopped by, but he/she enjoyed insects more.

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Photos were taken with Canon 300 mm lens through one of the Kitchen windows. I apologize for the low quality of the pics.

Thank you for visiting!

 

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