well, being in the deep south, I do have the advantage I am sure.
I have also seen red winged black birds (funny story: I had never seen one until last year when we looked at the chart for birds you might see on Dauphin Island. Didn't see one there, but back at home. Now it's like a scene from 'Birds'...just with the red wing markings)
A pair of woodpeckers, but I am not sure which kind (pictures to follow)
House finches (they are disagreeable little buggers...) Cardinals (but not many) and some little brown birds ad a few others I can't place...
and it is really odd having to take pictures of something maybe 20 feet away from me with a 300mm lens, at full extension no less. Considering it's through 2 layers of glass, I do not complain!
I'm not too good with plain little brown birds, but I think that the ones you have pictured, with the little bit of yellow on the wings, are Pine Siskins. Some of the little brown birds you have pictured could also be female House Finches. Looks like your woodpeckers are a pair of Downeys, the male is the one with the patch of red on the head, and that's a White-Breasted Nuthatch going down the tree. The bird hanging upside down from the feeder is adorable, but I can't tell what it is from that picture.
Sometimes, with that site, I will just put in a generic something, like finch. Or I will put in one I know that's similar, and hope that the one that I really want will show up in the similar species section. They're in the process of developing a computer intelligence called Merlin, that will be able, it seems, to make tentative identifications from word descriptions.
I'll be curious to see if you get a picture of that other woodpecker. I have only seen downeys, hairys and red-bellied around here and love to see other people's pictures of different species of woodpeckers.
And, yes, it's possible that the house finches are throwing sunnies out of your feeder, but, that should draw the cardinals, who do like to eat their sunnies from the ground, also.
Originally Posted by Alagirl
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