Joined: Jan. 2006
We have a wide range of customers at our backyard feeders. Currently we have:
Dark-eyed Juncos (slate form)
At other (warmer) times we have had:
Though they are dull little birds, I have a certain affinity for the juncos. Maybe I just feel sorry for them because they don't seem to be built correctly for perching on feeders. I'm hoping we get the buntings again this summer - I had no idea what the hell they were when we first saw them.
The coolest thing we've seen was definitely the turkeys. We had a "rafter" of maybe a dozen of them walking/hopping around the yard. I wasn't expecting them to perch, and was frankly surprised to see several of them them hop up onto our chain link fence. One of them saw us and took off into a tree. A very TALL tree. The bird made a nearly vertical ascent that seemed to take forever. Most birds make flying look easy. But to the turkey, getting up to that branch was clearly a herculean effort. Anyway, I just hope they didn't all get shot by hunters. I'd love to see them again.
Oh yeah, and of course we have tons of deer all over the place.
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