Bird Feeder Survey, Central New York in Jan. 2020

I enjoy photographing wildlife visitors to our feeders, especially when there is snow in the air! These are some of the birds that brighten our winter days on a regular basis.

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Northern Cardinal, female

Northern Cardinal, male

Goldfinch, in non-breeding plumage

Blue Jay, opening a sunflower seed

Tufted Titmouse

White-throated Sparrow

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove, one of about 20 fluttering in to feed on the ground

Photos by NB Hunter (January, 2020). © All rights reserved.

8 thoughts on “Bird Feeder Survey, Central New York in Jan. 2020

  1. What a great variety you have. You started with the little cutie who has been eating out of my hand. I’ve thought about putting together a selection of birds that visit our feeders/yard. So far I haven’t found that round-to-it. Great to see your visitors, but the ones we never see and the ones we share.

    • Looking back at my posts over the years, these “feeder” collections tend to be published in mid January….when an hour at the feeders yields more rewards than a week afield in bitter cold, gray skies and deep snow. Clean your windows, toss some feed around, brew a hot drink, grab the camera …and start shooting. 🙂

      • This is only my 3rd winter here and the variety we’re seeing is blowing me away. The swarm of siskins is utterly amazing. They swoop in seemingly in the hundreds. I can see them with the sun glinting on the swarm as they descend from their route through the alder trees. It’s utterly amazing to watch.

  2. This has been a treat for me and I am particularly pleased to see the cardinal – we do not have such a brightly coloured bird here – which looks very handsome against the snow.

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