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Snow Days!

Well, that was a week! Most of it was spent at home getting buried under snow and ice. We had our biggest ice storm in 50 years on top of several inches of snow. So no birding out and about. Instead this week was all about the yard feeders. We have 4 seed feeders, 2 suet feeders, and a hummingbird feeder. We got a ton of visitors throughout the storm including a Sharp Shinned (or maybe Cooper's) Hawk that landed on the shepherds hook and then wondered where the buffet flew off to!



Another cool visitor was a Townsend's Warbler who was very interested in both the suet and the seeds.




We needed to keep rotating out our hummingbird feeder since the sugar water would freeze every few hours. The hummers were thankful for our efforts and let Julie snap a few pictures in return.





Of course, we also had all our normal visitors as well. I've added a few more pictures and below that is my bird list for last week at the feeders.


Full bird list:

Lesser Goldfinch (including western)

Pine Siskin

Dark-eyed Junco

Song Sparrow

European Starling

Red-Breasted Nuthatch

Anna's Hummingbird

Black-capped Chickadee

Downey Woodpecker

American Crow

Northern Flicker

Sharp Shinned (or Cooper's) Hawk

Townsend Warbler

Red-winged Blackbird

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Bushtit

Bewick's Wren


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