These are a few of the birds I have seen in my yard as winter has transitioned into spring. Species names and dates they were seen are noted below each photograph.
On this date this bird became a rare bird in my yard. However, I continued to see redpolls until April 12!
On March 31 as I came home from counting birds at the boat launch I saw something in my back yard tree where some of my bird feeders hang.
Cooper’s Hawks stalked my bird feeders all winter. I saw both juveniles and adults. One even ate my only Hermit Thrush that was hanging around my yard for a little over two weeks in January and early February. I paused in my steps but this bird was so focused on finding food it didn’t even notice me, or care if it did see me. It jumped down onto the ground and started walking around in search of prey.
I’m afraid this bird went hungry this time!
- Common Redpolls