Saturday, December 27, 2008

PFW Week 4


Check out this Varied Thrush!!

All of a sudden he came out of nowhere!!!

PFW Week 4 list:

Varied Thrush 1
Ruby crowned Kinglet 1
Red breasted Nuthatch 2
Song Sparrow 2
Bewick's Wren 1
Dark eyed (Oregon) Junco 11
Yellow Rumped Warbler 2
Western Scrub Jay 2
Black Capped Chickadee 1
Bushtits 4
Annas Hummingbird 1
House Finch 6
Lesser Goldfinch 1
Northern Flicker 1

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Winter Warbler, Five Fat Squirrels, and My Snowman.

Here are some pictures for you to enjoy!

This is my first full size snowman!

Check out this Townsend's Warbler!

Another photo of the Warbler.

Five fat squirrels shoving their faces in food.

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Raptor Quiz answer, Snowy Squirrels and of course, birds.

The answer to the Raptor quiz is....... RED TAILED HAWK! :-)

Snow snow and more snow. It just keeps coming down!

This is what we woke up to this morning.

Meet "Stanley"! our largest Squirrel.

"Stanley" again.

A Bewick's Wren on our patio.

The Park is still covered in snow.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

PFW Week 3

  • Lesser Goldfinch 3
  • Black Capped Chickadee 5
  • Ruby Crowned Kinglet 1
  • Dark Eyed (Oregon) Junco 10
  • Downy Woodpecker 2
  • House Finch 3
  • Annas Hummingbird 2
  • European Starling 5
  • Song Sparrow 2
  • Red Breasted Nuthatch 1
  • American Crow 5
  • Bewick's Wren 1
  • Yellow Rumped Warbler 1
  • Western Scrub Jay 1
  • Bushtits 15
  • American Goldfinch 3

Monday, December 15, 2008

Winter Wildlife!

Yesterday it snowed all throughout the day and there is still snow on the ground now! We had fun and here are some pictures.


See the Squirrel?

Look at all those footprints!

The Juncos, other birds and Squirrels were, and still are hanging around on the patio eating the millet and peanut pieces we put out for them. They are sheltering here until the snow lets up and the weather forecast says we are going to get more snow on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Thanks for reading,

P.S. If you still have Hummingbirds around, make sure to keep the feeders from freezing.
Here are some useful tips about cold weather tips.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Pine Siskin update!

Well, when we got home from getting suet from the Backyard Bird Shop we got an update on the Pine Siskin from the Audubon Society.
They said that he is eating and active, but his wing is broken.

So that's good that he is doing well and staying healthy!

I guess that we will just have to wait and see how it turns out for him, and if he will be able to be released back into the wild.

Good luck little Siskin!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Siskin goes to Audubon.

Last night, a new Pine Siskin was taken to the Audubon Society of Portland's care center.
We brought it in after I found the little guy hopping around on the ground under one of our feeders, trying to find any food possible, for he could not fly.
I ran back into the house after I figured out what was wrong and called the Audubon Society, they told us to bring the bird in.
I got a cardboard box, a piece of green silk, and some thistle seed (Nyjer). I then laid down the silk inside the box, sprinkled the seed on top of the silk and put the little guy in the box.
We got there safely with the Siskin and the guy at Audubon looked at the bird, then took him into the vet right away. He told us that there was another Siskin who had been brought in recently so they might put the two birds together!
So, the little Pine Siskin is now safe and sound at the care center, with a friend, at the Audubon Society of Portland.