You know I like to go out to Kensington Metropark and hang out with the birds there. But I have to say that my own backyard has some pretty fun sights too. This past weekend I
wasted spent quite a bit of time just sitting and watching what was going on right here at home.
Turns out there is a whole lot going on! In particular I enjoyed watching this red bellied woodpecker feeding his or her youngster. I have to admit I’ve never noticed young woodpeckers before. I don’t know if I’ve just never seen them, or if I mistook them for some other kind of woodpecker.
Either way, this was obviously a juvenile being fed by a parent.
Though I wish the leaves of the birch tree they were sitting in hadn’t obscured the youngster’s head I’m still really glad I noticed this action going on just outside my kitchen window.
And of course the hummingbirds. They are really active at the feeder now, perhaps fueling up for their long trek across the Gulf of Mexico this fall.
Sometimes I’ve seen them over in the zinnia garden too. I can understand the allure of having a fence to sit on while eating.
Kind of like going to a fancy restaurant v.s. a fast food place.
We have lots of goldfinches and titmice and cardinals and all the rest too. They are eating me out of house and seed, but I don’t mind.
Seems a small price to pay for all the entertainment they provide.