Bird TV on a Snowy Day

It was a snowy day today…all day.  Big fat fluffy flakes, mostly.  And the birds were out feeding like there was no tomorrow.  It was time to take in some Bird TV.

A snag is a good thing to have nearby.

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We had cardinals galore!  While significantly duller, the females are still strikingly colored.

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The brilliant males almost make one want to reach for sunglasses.

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And when I say “galore,” I mean LOTS!

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Tree sparrows and dark-eyed juncos were well represented in the feathery masses, too.

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One of my favorites is the tufted titmouse, who put on a good show, both drinking at the stream,

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and cracking seeds in the trees.

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And who wouldn’t love the little red-breasted nuthatch?  White-breasteds were around, too, but I didn’t get any good photos of them.

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Our new thistle feeder was a hit with the goldfinches,

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and even a pine siskin dropped in for a bite to eat.

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A pair of mourning doves took turns eating and drinking.

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And then there were the squirrels.  Here comes the wind up…

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and the pitch!

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A perfect four-point landing!

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Meanwhile, on the ground…

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always keeping a lookout…

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but eager to stuff as much into the maw as possible.

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The highlight of our afternoon happened near 4:00, when a whole flock of eastern bluebirds flew in!

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They sat on the feeders or in the trees, but the only thing they consumed was some water.

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It was a good afternoon of viewing.  If your weekend looks like it might be dull, come on out and sit at our Bird TV – we can guarantee you a good time.

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About Dahlem Center

The Dahlem Center is a non-profit nature center/environmental education center located on almost 300 acres just south of the city of Jackson, Michigan. The Center is one arm of the Dahlem Conservancy, which includes land conservancy and stewardship in its mission.
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One Response to Bird TV on a Snowy Day

  1. Amazing, amusing, and beautiful! Thanks for all these great photos.

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