What a beautiful sunrise on this peaceful, Christmas morning!
It's time to share our sightings of birds and critters since the last post. American Robins have been showing up on warmer days to use the Bubbler. On the 10th, birds of different sizes came in looking for food, including a female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Dark-eyed Junco.
American Goldfinches were busy at the seed feeders and American Crows were checking the trees for bark butter.
We were very excited to find this clip on our Bubbler Cam the evening of Friday, December 13th. A beautiful, healthy fox was here!
We took an opportunity to become snowbirds and flew south to enjoy being with dear friends, have some beach walks and look for an alternate set of 'backyard birds'! We missed the snowstorm at home, but not the Snowy Egrets, Brown Pelicans and Sanderlings on the beach.
We returned home and checked the trail cam that Dan had set up. Here are two clips from the snowstorm event.
We were also back in time for Christmas Eve birds, like these Blue Jays and Carolina Chickadees getting spruced up for their celebrations!
I spent a bit of time outside with the avian visitors today. A Hairy Woodpecker was working on a log for larvae and a Red-bellied Woodpecker was grabbing seeds from the feeder. One can actually see its namesake red belly!
A White-breasted Nuthatch was caching seeds in an unusual spot - the pond cypress 'knees', and a robin took its turn to splash away in the basin.
Last but not least, this Eastern Bluebird was spotted in the neighbor's yard on an oak branch. Gosh, it's a beautiful day with birds singing like it's springtime. Lovely, yes, but too warm for December at 70.6 degrees!
Next posting will include the end of the year report for our best year yet! We hope you were good and Santa was good to all of you...