April 6, 2016

This morning I saw the first female Ruby-throated Hummingbird of the season at our nectar feeder.  We’ve also had a few American Goldfinches around every day, thanks to sunflower chips a friend had given me.

Although the temperature was mild–in the low 70s–it was too windy at Westminster Woods for Gram to spend much time outside this afternoon.  We heard an Osprey calling and caught a glimpse of one on the platform nest atop the lake.  This Anhinga was drying out:

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Anhinga

We spent the previous weekend in Ohio visiting my better half’s family.  He has an aunt and uncle who live in a wooded area.  Their four bird feeders were busy non-stop.  We saw our first White-breasted Nuthatch, Dark-eyed Junco, Black-capped Chickadee, and Hairy Woodpecker.  They even have a Pileated Woodpecker who comes to their suet feeder!