31 October, 2007

growing bird list

Last weekend my father-in-law was here with us. He is an avid birder and has an uncanny sense for the identification of birds whether it be while in flight, on a perch, listening for unique calls or simple behavioral tendencies. I've even seen him ID a bird from its silhouette while in flight - pretty cool.

My yard list is up to 26 now and 2 of those came with his help last weekend. Here are a few feathered friends that are most common to my yard and feeder.

Cassin's Finch in my Ponderosa Pine

Mountain Chickadee on the copper feeder

Pygmy Nuthatch eyeing the feeder from his Pine perch

Pygmy with Pine Siskins

[ Thanks for the photos, Floyd. ]

18 October, 2007