We have loads of Starlings here and we seem to be on their main road between our neighborhood and the golf course at the back of our property. Constantly back and forth over our heads zooming across the sky. Their always in the yard feeding. We must have wonderful soil for good bugs and worms! We have Robins, Starlings, Mockingbirds, Thrashers and Woodpeckers galore! The Thrasher is my favorite. I got a really got shot of him for you. Here's a collage of some of the birds that frequent our yard, The large pic is the Thrasher...
Cardinal, Mourning Dove, Bluebird, Bluejay, Carolina Chickadee, Starling, House Finch, Tufted Titmouse, Purple Martin, Mockingbird, Downy Woodpecker. Missing are the Robin, American Goldfinch, Cowbird, Common Grackle and Pileated Woodpecker. The Pileated Woodpecker is huge, black back and red tufted head. He isn't around all the time but occasionally he shows up on the electric pole. It's thrilling to see him! There is a hawk in the neighborhood too. He gets the baby bunnies sometimes. The one that was always in the yard is gone now. Hope he just hopped off to new ground and the hawk didn't get him!
This is the Downy Woodpecker, male on the left with the red spot on his head, and the female on the right. They love the suet and are in and out constantly!
This is the male House Finch.I love that the finches and the cardinals are always in pairs, male and female.
And today two baby squirrels showed up! The one big one that has been here must have had a nest up in the tree at the back of the yard!
With the mountains in the front and all these birds in the back, I'm totally content to be home!
The mountains are greening up. Its interesting to watch them slowly turn green from the bottom to the top. I think the elevation over there is something like 4,500 feet. Not really sure.
This was early Wednesday morning. The fog in the foothills.
Make a great day!