|Chipping Sparrow in Yew bush 10-20-10|
Since moving in I have set up my feeders and watched the birds come. Each new species I see makes me smile. At first I saw chickadees and Tufted Titmice, then Downy Woodpeckers and Mourning Doves started to arrive.
|White-breasted nuthatch 10-19-10|
|Field sparrow 10-19-10|
One morning I was surprised to find a Chipping Sparrow and a Field Sparrow at my feeder. The Field Sparrow was only here for that one day but the Chipping Sparrows have been regular visitors ever since.
|Nuthatch and field sparrow arguing over the feeder 10-19-10|
|American goldfinch 10-20-10|
Soon the goldfinches showed up...
|The squirrel helps himself to breakfast 10-25-10|
...and then these gray pirates arrived! What bold fellows they are coming right up the pole and peering in my kitchen window! They have no fear when I try to shoo them away unless I open the window, then they dash down the pole and run beneath the yew tree only to emerge and run back up the pole as soon as I move away from the window!
|Cute squirrel face and paws|
|How to outfox a squirrel?|
Get a squirrel baffle of course! This is my first time using one of these and it really works. The squirrels are still here but they now run around beneath the feeder scrambling for dropped seeds.
|Just add a baffle!|
|Chipping Sparrow 10-25-10|
|Maple leaf 10-25-10|
I am enjoying my new home in New England. Autumn is a glorious time to be here with all the fall foliage set off by magnificent New England Architecture. It won't last long but for now I am enjoying these pleasant Autumn days. Today was so warm that I opened some of my windows and only wore flip flops on my feet. But I know that winter and snow are not far behind. This past weekend I bought new boots and warm shoes. It's been six years since I have lived in the Northeast but I think I am ready for it. For now I am really enjoying these northeastern birds!
|New England Architecture with Autumn colors 10-25-10|