More Birds in our Garden

21 04 2009

Just had to put on some of the latest photos of the birds in our garden. This little American Goldfinch seems to get yellower by the day.

goldfinchThe  females, as usual, are duller than the males, but still very pretty. Note my new feeder, with metal top and openings, but it still has to be taken in every night or it is dragged down and emptied by the raccoons.

goldfinches-2These are Mourning Doves, because of their sad call. They like to eat the seed that falls to the ground below the feeder.

mourning-doveThis bird has just arrived in our garden this week. It is a Common Grackle! Jeff thinks the name sounds like a Scottish gardening implement or something – certainly Scottish.

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