Sunday, April 19, 2009

April Snowstorm

It's spring at Shannon's house, but I'm still in awe of what the end of winter (hopefully) brought to my house. We just has a large storm, which brought snow, rain and thunderstorms. After shoveling for the first time, I filled up my feeders and put some extra ones out. The number and variety of birds I got was amazing! Here is a list of what I saw during the two days of the storm.

Pine Siskins - large flocks, first time I've ever had them
American Goldfinches - bright yellow for spring
House Finches - ever present at my house
Western Meadowlark - under the feeder picking at sunflower seeds
Dark-eyed Junco - I saw one, but there could have been more
Red-winged Blackbirds - males still wearing their winter coats
Doves - two flew over, don't know if they were Mourning or Eurasian Collared
American Robin - one sat on my fence
American Crow - also on the fence

I feed 100% Black Oil Sunflower. I had a hopper style feeder, a caged tube feeder, and a metal mesh No/No Feeder. I loved the madness of all the birds, but I'm also happy the snow is melting now! Sara

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