Monthly Archives: December 2018

December 27, 2018

First sighting of an American Goldfinch in my back yard this season:

American Goldfinch

It flew in with a mixed flock, including these birds:

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Eastern Bluebird
Northern Cardinal

The Red-bellied Woodpeckers were out, too:

Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (female)

A flock of Cedar Waxwings flew in, drawn in by the East Palatka Holly next door. Here they are in my back yard:

Cedar Waxwings

And here’s one on that East Palatka Holly. I’m keeping an eye out, but I’ve learned that, working together, American Robins (which I’ve also spotted today) and Cedar Waxwings can strip a holly of its berries in no time at all.

Cedar Waxwing (upside-down)

Meanwhile, the Northern Cardinal came back for a bath:

Northern Cardinal

Later in the afternoon American Robins and Cedar Waxwings were hitting the East Palatka Holly:

Cedar Waxwings
Cedar Waxwing
American Robins

Squirrels are ever-present: