A red-shouldered hawk dines on a dead squirrel by the bird feeder in the backyard. Some birds feed on the seeds in the feeder, some squirrels feed on nuts below the feeder, and some hawks feed on those who dine at the feeders.
Yesterday, December 20, 2021, the first goldfinch of the winter season appeared on our birdfeeder. Though in winter plumage, a hint of gold is visible on its neck and upper chest, and its distictive wing bars positively identify it. With cooler air moving in, it will soon be joined by others flocking to the feeder.Continue reading “First Goldfinch”