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.


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.


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



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


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.



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.


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.


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.


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


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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