Tag Archive: Sparrow

The Least of These: Sparrows and Finches

Colder temperatures and snow have led to an increase of birds stopping by our feeders to eat. What follows are photographs of some of the sparrows and finches that have graced us with their presence. I love watching them swarm the feeders, only to quickly retreat at the slightest sound of unexpected movement. While many people find such birds boring, I am fascinated by their diversity, with no two birds exactly the same.  These photographs were shot from our living room window.

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Our Winter Visitors

Polly and I are avid birdwatchers. What follows are several pictures of the birds that found their way to our feeders today.

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Male Cardinal, Sparrow in Pussy Willow

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Male Cardinal on Bird Feeder

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Male Cardinal Perched in Pussy Willow

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Male Junco

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Male Hairy Woodpecker

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Male Red-Bellied Woodpecker

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Male Red-Bellied Woodpecker

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Male Red-Bellied Woodpecker