Thursday, April 21, 2016

An Afternoon Of Birdwatching.

For hours on end this afternoon and evening, Crystal and I sat in our backyard and took note of the various species of birds that came to our home. Many of these birds live in the Leyland Cypress trees surrounding our property. Others travel to eat, then fly back to the surrounding forests. We have five different bird feeders and a bath, so the birds know it's safe to come to our place for a bite to eat. Though the birds have been coming over for many years since we purchased the property, we've never really taken a detailed list of which species are present. Here are the birds we saw (or those that I can verify as having seen previously).

American Robin

Carolina Chickadee

Chipping Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Eastern Bluebird

House Finch

Lesser Goldfinch

Mourning Dove

Northern Cardinal

Northern Mockingbird

Song Sparrow

Tufted Titmouse

White-throated Sparrow

I'm really thankful for these birds coming to our backyard to eat and reside. There's a real joy to be found in watching birds. I can't believe we've never done this rewarding activity before. I hope birdwatching becomes a daily ritual!

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