I only had an hour or so to watch the birds today before heading to the store. But things were active! It's amazing all you can observe in a short period of time over Starbucks Sumatra coffee and a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios.
So today's post will be the first of a new recurring post that I'll call "One Hour, One Window". I'll share the birds and bird behavior observed during a One Hour time period from inside my house through just One Window.
From 7:30-8:30 this morning, I enjoyed 20 birds at my feeders and in my yard:
Black capped Chickadee
Ruby throated Hummingbird
First sighting of 2007:
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male and female)
Heard, but not seen:
The Nashville Warbler has been here a couple days, and this morning was gleaning insects off the leaves of the rosa rugosa. The Nashville is bright yellow underneath from throat to belly, greyish head, olive back, white eye ring, and no wing bars. I did get a view of the chestnut cap which is described as sometimes hard to see. Interesting factoid: despite its name, the Nashville Warbler does not breed in Tennessee.
We welcomed the return of the Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Both male and female fed from the tray feeders.
The characteristic "mew"-call alerted me to the presence of the catbird; sure enough, a pair were sighted in the corner of the yard.
What a great morning! Its amazing all you can see in a short period of time when you just look and listen to the nature in your own yard.
Let me know what you see in "One Hour, One Window"!