On Bird Feeder Watch Today

1558455_898861430147565_4496017269169432369_nSnow days are great viewing opportunities for bird watching. Because we have herds of deer, raccoons and possums roaming the grounds, I’ve had to move all the bird feeders to the upper level deck… which is fine because then I just look out the French doors and observe all the activity.




IMG_0514Little Miss is speaking the language of her people as she takes a bead on the family of 8 crows who swoop in and shovel up the black oil sunflower seed.


Northern_Parula_b40-7-018_l_1I did glimpse a new species I had to look up: a Northern Parula, 4 1/2″, a small warbler that usually winters over closer to Florida than PA. But I’m sure that’s what it is – the yellow breast and prominent wing bars, along with the beak shape confirmed it. Unfortunately, that’s a file photo since the little guy wasn’t willing to pose nicely for me.


We also had the Woodpecker trifecta at the three suet baskets: Nuthatch, Downy and Hairy (file photos – I used the Canon and need to figure out how to transfer the pics to the computer).

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…


About Nya Rawlyns

Crossing boundaries, taking no prisoners. Write what’s in your soul. It’s the bass beat, the heartbeat, the lyrics rude and true. Nya Rawlyns is the pseudonym of a writer who cut her teeth on sports-themed romantic comedy and historical romances before finding her true calling in the wilderness areas she has visited but calls “home” in that place that counts the most: the heart. She has lived in the country and on a sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay, earned more than 1000 miles in competitive trail and endurance racing, taught Political Science to unwilling freshmen, and found an avocation in materials science. When she isn’t tending to her garden or the horses, the cats, or two pervert parakeets, she can be found day dreaming and listening to the voices in her head.
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