Sunday, November 30, 2014

Last Day of November

Last day of November and the weather was exceptionally beautiful with tomorrow's forecast even better.  Who could ask for more?

The birds were very active taking advantage of increased insect activity and were busy hunting.  This Bluebird couple must have found something good in the tree hollow and kept switching out looking.

A male Northern Flicker was in the same area as the Bluebirds looking for insects  too.

There were lots of Palm Warblers in the area.  For the past couple of years they have congregated in a small area.

At the pond, the Mallards were very active.  There are probably five drakes for every one hen so needless to say, there are lots of squabbles between the drakes and the hens are constantly being chased.

The Kingfisher was chattering and flying from tree to tree.  We only saw the female today so not sure where the male was.


ME2NC said...

Great photo's, Paula. I am finally beginning to get birds again but not a lot of them I've had goldfinches come in, eat and leave. There are a few chipping sparrows and a lot of mourning doves. I had a couple of blue birds the other day but then they left too. I don't know what happened to my cardinals. I always had tons of cardinal here. Hopefully, my feeders will be back to normal soon.

Paula said...

Thanks Gladys. The Goldfinches I had last month have now disappeared for the most part and I too have noticed a big decrease in the number of Cardinals. I had so many for a while that they were the dominant bird in the yard. I suspect when it gets cold they will be back looking for a free meal from the feeders.

Coppertop said...

Nice assortment of birds Paula! Our feeders seem to be down to just Blue Jays, chickadees and the Downy and Hairy woodpeckers right now.

Paula said...

Here at the house we definitely seem to be in a down rhythm on bird activity. No shortage of Chickadees, Carolina Wrens and Titmice though. I am starting to see some Bluebirds coming back to the yard now and then.