Our three bird feeders have been used by some hungry birds lately. I think it was since the recent spring snowstorm we had. They are filling up again in case more inclement weather comes about. Smart birds!
The birds are a little skittish about the fountain but there have been a few and a squirrel that have ventured forward for a drink. I wasn’t quick enough to capture them in a photo. Sigh! I’ll keep trying.
The turkeys are always around. They feed off the ground any seeds that the birds drop from the feeders above. Nothing goes to waste here.
The poults above are all grown up now and join the other juvenile and adult turkeys in our yard. I haven’t snapped any photos of them recently. But, I will the next time I see them and add them to this post. Of course, I can’t account for how many poults did not make it because of Fisher Cats or coyotes or feral cats who may have snacked on them. Yuck! Oh my! Don’t want to think about it!
The bird above is a woodpecker. I referred to my book, Smithsonian Handbook – Birds of New England. There two woodpeckers listed that looked similar in markings. I guess the one above is the Hairy Woodpecker. It has a little red spot on its head.
As I see more species of birds I will share them on another post. It’s fascinating watching them as they visit and feed at our feeders. My husband and I enjoy watching them. We know that the little we are doing to help them stay well fed does make a difference. It also encourages them to come back again and again and raise their offspring to do the same.
I hope you see some lovely birds in your neighborhood too. Please share them too.
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