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What’s Up? – More Green, More Flowers, More Birds!

More Green, More Flowers, More Birds!

Although the Spring is on now, it’s manifesting slowly. What I mean by this is: We have nights and morning on the cold side and then slowly warms up to a normal spring temperature. Or, sometimes , rains for a few hours and then warms up. It’s hard to predict what exactly the weather is going to be.

I’ve noticed more activity in my backyard lately. the amount of bird traffic is more than it was two weeks ago, however, It is less than it was in prior years. By measures of quantity of feed consumed , indicates and increase. It means that more birds are eating the seeds I provide them.

Most birds do not show at the same time it’s obvious,  I can not see every bird that may show up therefore I can not take photos of all birds that show up during the day.

For today I have a gallery for you , despite the rain and the cloudy dark sky. I hope you will enjoy what I shot for you. The Northern  Cardinals  are not included (You wait for Saturday and you’ll see them as usual).

Photo Gallery

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What’s Up? – Not Bad at All…

Not Bad at All…

We’ve had a wonderful spring type, sunny and warm days! Very much as I suggested  it would be last week. Today, as I write this, it’s raining intensely.

It was very therapeutic to have warm days, being able to open windows and seeing much more bird traffic in my backyard. here is a list of birds I’ve seen:

  • American Robin
  • Song Sparrow
  • American Goldfinch (M & F)
  • Eastern Bluebird (M & F)
  • House Finch (M & F)
  • Mourning Dove
  • Northern Cardinal (M & F)
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • Carolina Wren
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Brown-headed Cowbird (M & F)
  • Brown-headed Nuthatch
  • European Starling
  • Pine Warbler
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Field Sparrow
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Nutcase” (Squirrel)

As you can see, I had a good number of avian visitors…With their presence in my backyard it makes me happy and glad for their return. I have a nice photo gallery for you, The photos are from some of the birds listed above.

Photo Gallery


A friend sent me the following cut out from an Alabama Community Newspaper… Have a look:

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© HJ Ruiz – Avian101