Busy at the Bubbler

November 02, 2014  •  1 Comment

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.  

American Goldfinch, House Finch, 3 Cedar Waxwings and American RobinAmerican Goldfinch, House Finch, 3 Cedar Waxwings and American Robin

They did have it to themselves for a brief time. They are truly lovely birds. 

Cedar WaxwingsCedar Waxwings

A female Purple Finch got in a bit later with an American Goldfinch. 

American Goldfinch and female Purple FinchAmerican Goldfinch and female Purple Finch 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.

American GoldfinchesAmerican Goldfinches

A Brown Creeper came in late in the afternoon.  These colder days will keep birds actively looking for food to sustain them!


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Charlie Raiser(non-registered)
Great pics of the waxwings! Wish I could have watched them. Your report reminds me that it is time to get the suet out.
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