Another familiar visitor is the tufted titmouse. There is always more than one, but I don't know what the plural is (is it mice or mouses??). They are such sweet looking little birds, that I think they must be the sweethearts of the bird feeder.
|dark eyed junco|
|red bellied woodpecker|
This morning I was surprised to see a red-headed woodpecker at the feeder. I hear them in the morning in the trees across the road, but until today have never seen one at the feeder. And although I often see woodpeckers around here, I have never seen one with the striped wings. I googled it, and learned that it is a red bellied woodpecker, not a red headed woodpecker. And everything was going peacefully well, that is, until the huge blue jay showed up. They are the most arrogant birds, they truly believe that the feeder is their alone, and will chase all the others away. And that's exactly what he did. He perched on the top of the hook, screeched in the window at me, chased all the other birdies away, and threw seed all over the ground. And, now he's gone and so are all the other birds, so I guess I'll get my breakfast and proceed to the sewing room (which will be tomorrow's story).