I have realized over the past couple of mornings that the best way to see Cardinals in Bird Alley is to be at the window before seven. This morning my first Cardinal sighting was when I saw the male peeking out from behind of the blue house bird feeder shortly
before 7 a.m. just as the morning light was hastening away the darkness of the night. Later I saw the female rushing to the pump feeder and as I waited, the handsome male showed up too. What a lovely way to get the day of watching my feeders started. Also my usual viewing of a White-breasted Nuthatch occurred as well as a multitude of Chickadees. And of course Blue Jays and that is all I have seen so far today.
And, yes , I made a new Bird Alley sign yesterday and my faithful companion, David put it up for me. Thank you David and also thanks for cleaning
up the paint when I knocked the pint of paint over onto the floor and the rug . Hmmm... time for a new supply of blackoiled sunflower seeds to be put into the feeders, which is often a guarentee of increased activity in Bird Alley. The temperature is foprecast for a +12 degrees C this afternoon and a+16 for tomorrow afternoon. Oh Happy November days!
Today was the best day at the feeders than has been for a long time! 10 different species visiting!!!
I have already mentioned four species, here are the names of the remaining 6 visiting species:
female Red-winged Blackbird
Goldfinches, about 3 of them I think
I only saw one Mourning Dove
Song Sparrow, I hadn't seen it for a few days and thought it had left
Male Downy Woodpecker
Red-breasted Nuthatch!!!! Yea!
I wonder what Monday will bring??/ Warmer temperatures are forecast!