Just recently I have returned to mointering Bird Alley daily and it is such a joy to see the old familiar speccies returning,. Over the summer months I do not refill the feeders often as it only encourages raccoons to raid the feeders overnight. We presently have three sparrow species visiting daily: Song Sparrows, Chipping Sparrows and a few White-throated Sparrows. Also a pair of Purple Finches, a pair of Hairy woodpeckers and one lone Downy Woodpecker. Earlier this week we had many visits from a small flock of Grackles, and we also see Mourning Doves daily And the earliest and most frequent visitors are the little Black-capped Chickadees and Blue Jays.
Yesterday we had a Red-breasted Nuthatch visit several times. The big attraction for the Nuthatch is is the peanut feeder.
The upturn at the end of its beak can be easily noted in the photo below.
I I do hope we get a visit from a White-breasted Nuthatch soon.