Yesterday, Nov. 1, 2014, the bubbler was full of activity despite the cold start to the morning at 28.6 degrees. We've had an influx of American Goldfinches, Dark-eyed Juncos, White-throated Sparrows and a few Purple Finches, too. Of the 21 species seen yesterday, 18 of them stopped in at the bubbler. In the mix were the first of the season Cedar Waxwings, a family group of three.
They did have it to themselves for a brief time. They are truly lovely birds.
A female Purple Finch got in a bit later with an American Goldfinch.
American Goldfinches are up in numbers now, at least a dozen or more. They're active in the garden and at the niger socks as well. They're in their fall plumage and blend in so well.
A Brown Creeper came in late in the afternoon. These colder days will keep birds actively looking for food to sustain them!