Friday, May 26, 2006

ENV: Feeder Birds

Still in training so posting has been hit and miss. However, i was able to put up a variety of feeders this week in anticipation of a project with my summer class. Already i've had much more traffic than i expected, with a few surprises.

Here's some pictures - the quality suffers some because i'm taking the pics through my office window.

A second-year male Scott's Oriole comes through daily since these pictures were taken on the 23rd of May. The tree is a singing post.



A quite late, and brilliant, American Goldfinch on May 24th.







[Marcy Dorman just called to alert me to this Barn Swallow nest at the Community Center!]



I also have an odd little finch coming through that may be a Carduelis X Carpodacus hybrid, or maybe just a runt House Finch. Trying to get pictures.

Species using the feeders since i put them up on May 20th:

Carolina Chickadee, Black-crested Titmouse, Northern Cardinal, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Raccoon, Red Wasp, Giant Leaf-footed Bug sp.

Hill Country Youth Ranch
Ingram, Kerr County, Texas

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